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ERIC Number: ED310985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-20
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Geography Internships: First, the Good News.
Sublett, Michael D.
Four-hour internships have been a requirement for nonteaching geography majors at Illinois State University (Normal) since 1987. A 2-hour pre-internship seminar, taught every spring, is also required. In this course, students learn of internship possibilities; develop resumes and cover letters; participate in a video-taped mock interview; receive a copy of the Professional Practice Packet detailing the rationale behind internships and the responsibilities of student, supervisor, and instructor; and write an essay setting forth their plans and objectives with regard to interning. Files maintained by the instructor contain names and addresses and particulars about internships as well as brochures, products, reports, and the like from the various intern employers. Most internships are undertaken in the summer to allow a full-time experience similar to real working conditions. Interns are paid by the employers. The supervising instructor visits as many summer interns at their job sites as possible and maintains contact with the employers throughout the year through phone calls, visits, and a newsletter. The list of intern employers was developed by first targeting the areas from which most of the students originated, then by using the yellow pages, word-of-mouth, the job placement center of the University, and the Student Conservation Association which provided catalogs and application materials from their clients. A map of Illinois indicating summer residencies for geography students, 1987-1989, is included. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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