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ERIC Number: ED240929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Undergraduate Internship: A Team Effort.
DiGrino, Bernard N.
Components of successful internship programs for undergraduates are identified, along with the functions of the team who contribute to a successful internship. Principal team members are the faculty internship coordinator, the faculty supervisor, and the agency supervisor. The student will benefit from taking an active role in the placement process by researching prospective organizations, developing objectives, and preparing a resume. Weekly reports should be generated by the student, reviewed by the agency supervisor, and sent to the faculty supervisor. The faculty coordinator's responsibilities include monitoring placements, assigning faculty supervisors, and handling administrative details. The faculty supervisor maintains communication with the student and visits the student in the field at least once. The agency supervisor should meet with the intern on a regularly scheduled basis to assess progress and explore various topics of mutual interest. The student should be expected to assume a broad range of responsibility while observing meetings and leadership situations throughout the organizational hierarchy. The internship program associated with the recreation and park administration department at Western Illinois University is briefly noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A