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ERIC Number: ED169585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Making Contacts and Negotiating Agreements for Organizational Communication Internships.
Pace, R. Wayne
There are several steps in the process of making contacts and negotiating agreements with organizations for the placement of communication interns. The first is to decide on what type of internship will be offered: personnel and employee relationships, training and development, community and public relations, marketing and sales management, or consulting and research. A second step is to decide which direction the program will take: entry level, technical work assignments or management-level, analytical work assignments. The next step revolves around placement locations: placing interns in local organizations or in major organization markets. A fourth step is related to making contacts and signing the contract and the process for each. Finally, once the preliminary work is completed, intern conditions must be negotiated including hours to be spent, what the goals in the specific organization will be, and what experiences will be provided for the intern. (Included are documents describing the requirements of an intern program and sample forms for companies and universities involved in intern programs.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1-5, 1979)