ERIC Number: ED260630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Public Service Internships and Education in Public Affairs: Administrative Issues and Problems.
College internship programs in a political science curriculum are discussed. After considering the perspectives of the university, students, faculty, and the government agency that serves as the learning site, a description is given of college internship programs that illustrate a variety of approaches at the following institutions: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Massachusetts, Boston; University of Connecticut, Storrs; City University of New York; University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse; and University of Wisconsin, Madison. Problems and issues in internship program management are also considered, with attention given to the nature of the internship experience, eligibility for intern participation, time length and amount of academic credit, when to be an intern and the type of placement, compensation and student financial needs; supervision of the internship experience, classroom activity and academic evaluation, and faculty time involvement and departmental recognition for internship activity. Included are recommendations concerning the role of internships in the political science curriculum and the structure of a model internship program. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Credits, College Programs, College Students, Departments, Eligibility, Experiential Learning, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Models, Political Science, Program Administration, Public Affairs Education, Public Agencies, Public Service, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC.