ERIC Number: ED086101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Internship Concepts and Applications; A Report to the Center for Urban Affairs, Indiana University.
The term "internship" is applied to a plethora of divergent programs. All of them involve non-classroom, off-campus situations in which students are expected to perform tasks of some utility to the host organization. Whether distinctively educational benefits flow to the intern himself and to the university depends upon how the internship situation is structured. A productive internship should be conceived neither as a participant-research situation nor simply as a routine work situation. Rather, internships should be conceived and structured to provide a locus for experiential learning related to the intern's academic background. In addition, the internship should augment the host organization's capacity to achieve its goals. Recommendations for specific internship programs for the Indiana University Center for Urban Affairs are predicated on the organizational constraints and opportunities presently facing the Center. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Resource Development Internship Project, Bloomington, IN.