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ERIC Number: ED269800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Internships in Writing.
Sheckels, Theodore F., Jr.
Several administrative dimensions of a successful internship program in the English department of a four-year private college in Virginia are described in this paper. The paper begins by describing briefly the comprehensive internship program for juniors and seniors that was implemented with the help of a grant and under which six additional departments established internships. The remainder of the paper describes the following elements of the English department program: (1) governance, (2) academic and other prerequisites, (3) kinds of writing internships available, (4) soliciting internship sites and sponsors, (5) advantages of the intensive one-month internship, (6) reading and writing requirements, (7) supervision during the internship, (8) evaluating interns, (9) evaluating sites and sponsors, (10) responses of students to the program, (11) the effect of the internship program on the department, and (12) the institutional perception of the departmental program. A list of sample internship placements and follow-up academic assignments is included. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (37th, New Orleans, LA, March 13-15, 1986).