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ERIC Number: ED252135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Internships: Experienced-Based Education and the Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Raiola, Ed; Sugerman, Debbie
The use of undergraduate-level internships at Unity College in Maine is described. This small college emphasizes natural resource management and outdoor education. The college's Cooperative Education and Internship Program allows students to take up to 14 credit hours of internships. Freshman-level internships are of an exploratory nature designed for observation and basic participation in some type of professional activity. Several beginning students in the outdoor recreation degree program have completed two credit internships at the freshman level working in a group home for mentally retarded adults or in an emergency shelter for runaway youth. Internship experiences give students concrete experiences that they can relate to the classroom. Sophomore- and junior-level internships are designed for students to gain job skills, while a senior-level internship is designed to be a paraprofessional experience. To participate in an internship program, students go to their department or to the internship program coordinator. After finding a program of interest, students choose a faculty sponsor who will help in the design of the internship. Students are responsible for contacting the agency and setting goals. A student's proposal for an internship in marine education is appended, along with a list of benefits of internship experiences. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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