ERIC Number: ED086065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Report on Questionnaire Data from Summer 1973 Intern and Supervisor Participants in North Carolina State Government Internship Programs.
Sigmon, Robert L.; Mayer, Nancy
The Student Internship Advisory Council (SIAC), through the staff of North Carolina Internship Office, developed and mailed out questionnaires to summer 1973 State Government interns and their supervisors in order to gather information that might provide some clues to the perceptions of supervisors and interns. Sixty-nine percent of the supervisors and 38 percent of the interns returned completed questionnaires. Results indicated: (1) Both intern supervisors and interns overwhelmingly believe that the interns served well the people of North Carolina. (2) Both intern supervisors and interns have a high degree of satisfaction with the experience. (3) Interns show higher interest in The State Government as a potential employer after the internships than they did before. (4) Supervisors and interns rank the most important result of the internships differently, with supervisors ranking additional manpower most important and interns ranking their educational experience most important. (5) Supervisors gained a healthier respect for the contributions students can make through internships and wished for more time to spend with their interns. (6) Supervisors seek better program planning, more involvement in the whole process and better overall communication. (7) Supervisors want to develop projects that can address a state need and then work cooperatively with colleges and students in defining program structure. Additional results are indicated. Related documents are HE 004 967 and HE 004 969. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Internship Office, Raleigh.