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ERIC Number: ED113253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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The Undergraduate Internship Technique: An Essay on Program Development.
Ball, Bruce P.; Walcott, Anne
The purpose of this paper is to assist interested faculty members in designing, developing, and evaluating political internships so as to produce the best learning experience possible. Political internship is a program developed to teach college students about politics and government by exposing them to a "real world" political experience. It can also assist future graduates in developing contacts and references useful in the job market. Three issues that are addressed include (1) the concept of political internship, (2) the role that internship plays in a contemporary political science curriculum, and (3) some of the important questions that should be raised in developing or evaluating internship programs. Recommendations are given for dealing with these concerns. Emphasized is recognition that the internship program complement and enhance the classroom experience rather than merely be a job training program. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (San Francisco, California, September 2-5, 1975)