ERIC Number: ED071599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the WICHE Intern Program in the State of Oregon.
This paper is the result of a limited analysis of the WICHE internship program directed by the Urban Studies Center at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. The methodology used for analyzing the internship program was carried out primarily through the use of 2 questionnaires. One was used for the interns and the other for information-gathering from the agencies in which interns had been placed. Both intern and agency reported feeling that the program is worthwhile. The agency considers the program valuable because: (1) information for decisionmaking can be gathered cheaply; (2) technical staff, not otherwise available to the agency, is provided; and (3) a link between the agency and the academic community is formed. The student intern finds the worth of the program in: (1) the personal satisfaction of working in agencies that deal with the betterment of a community; (2) the remuneration that the intern receives; (3) the increased knowledge acquired in one particular area of study; and (4) the increased capability of investigating all other study areas. It was felt that improvement and increased numbers of staff are needed in the field and the WICHE offices in order to maximize the success of the program. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Resources Development Internship Program.