ERIC Number: ED260659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Humanists for Work: A National Study of Undergraduate Internships in the Humanities.
Kaston, Carren O.; Heffernan, James M.
Results of a national study of college student internships in the humanities are provided. The focus was attitudes and practices of 1,621 departments and central offices on U.S. campuses concerning internships in the following majors: English, American studies, history, art history, philosophy, classics, and modern foreign languages. Information about non-sponsors and sponsors of humanities internships was obtained, using two questionnaires, which are appended. The investigation also covered: prerequisites for students, internship placement, extra fees, paid internships, learning plans or contracts, hours students work, student evaluation and the fulfilling of academic requirements, evaluating student internship performance, grades, credit awarded, locating "high-quality" internships, and reasons for success in internship programs. Case studies cover ad hoc and department coordinated internships including: art history (Sweet Briar), modern foreign languages (Purdue), English (Wayne State), history (Boston University), philosophy (Bowling Green State); joint arrangements by department and office including Office of the Dean (Brown), Career Cevelopment Center/Internship Program (Macalester); institutionalized programs, e.g., humanities internship program (Scripps); and internship programs based outside the school, e.g., The Washington Center and the Philadelphia Urban Semester (Great Lakes College Association). (SW)
Descriptors: American Studies, Art History, Case Studies, College Programs, Departments, English, Higher Education, History, Humanities, Internship Programs, Modern Languages, National Surveys, Philosophy, Private Colleges, Professional Associations, Program Administration, Questionnaires, State Universities, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, 124 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 ($8.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC. Office of Planning and Policy Assessment.
Authoring Institution: Washington Center, Washington, DC.