ERIC Number: ED153890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Youth Focus on Government Internship and Overview Study. Youth Focus on Government Internship Program 1977-78.
Dade County, Miami, FL. Office of the County Manager.; Dade County League of Women Voters, Miami, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
This paper describes an internship program in Dade County, Florida, designed to educate future taxpayers and voters about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; to stimulate an interest in the inner workings of local government; and to permit a close inspection and direct participation in government's day to day service operations. The program is available as an elective to 11th and 12th grade students in public, private, and parochial high schools. The internships offer experience in many offices, agencies, and departments of county service; assignments may involve fieldwork or library research. Students are required to serve a minimum of five hours a week for nine weeks. The program also includes an overview tour designed for groups of students who want an indepth examination of several functions and service operations of the county. A detailed description of this program is given. Twenty-seven internships are described in detail, including the objectives for study, the physical requirements, skills and talents required, and the working hours. Problems with the program are handled by a committee comprised of and directed by high school students. The committee's constitution is included in this document. Also included are teaching aids and examples of student application forms and parent release forms. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Responsibility, County Programs, Course Descriptions, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Field Experience Programs, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Internship Programs, Learning Experience, Local Government, Public Affairs Education, Public Relations, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County, Miami, FL. Office of the County Manager.; Dade County League of Women Voters, Miami, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.