ERIC Number: ED185322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Internship Project: Evaluation and Model.
Adams, Jill J.; Evans, Carol J.
A project funded by a Women's Educational Equity Act grant provided women greater access to and awareness of nontraditional career opportunities and gave successful Kansas City, Missouri, professional women greater visibility in the community. The three components were (1) an internship program during which a woman intern was placed under supervision of an established woman professional working in a nontraditional career area, (2) a Reference Bank composed of women professionals in nontraditional career areas for use by women seeking specific career information, and (3) a Speakers Bureau with talented women from various career areas available to speak about women's career possibilities and provide encouragement for women considering nontraditional careers. Evaluation of the internship component included evaluative questionnaires completed by interns and supervisors, verbal critique in informal conversation, and informal follow-up of the interns. The internship program proved valuable for women interested in testing a decision concerning specific career areas and committed to gaining additional training necessary to qualify for a particular occupation. Development of a Speakers Bureau and Reference Bank were natural outgrowths of the internship program because of the professional contacts made while identifying supervisors. (Appendixes, amounting to two-thirds of the report, include project materials and evaluation forms and results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rockhurst Coll., Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Kansas City)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Womens Educational Equity Act