ERIC Number: ED347866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Internships: Lending a Hand.
Cayan, Sally; Jacquart, Jamie
ACU-I Bulletin, v58 n6 p22-24 Nov 1990
The benefits derived from an internship program within a college or university graduate education classroom are discussed, as well as the program's development and operation. Benefits from such a program are viewed as affecting both the institution and the interns themselves. The institution is provided with extra staff, along with their fresh experiences and outlooks, to take up slack in departmental projects and supply valuable up-to-date information. The intern gains first-time experience in the chosen career. Setting up an internship program is discussed including the basics of proposal writing. It is noted that the proposal should include why an internship is needed, who the interns will be working with, what they will be doing, and the compensation package involved. Intern selection is briefly outlined starting from candidate interviews and the use of placement services to making the offer. Finally, the operation of an internship program is described, involving acclimatizing the intern to the new physical environment and their eventual assimilation into the academic structure. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Colleges, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Personnel Selection, Program Development, Program Implementation, Proposal Writing, Student Employment, Teacher Interns, Universities
Association of College Unions-International (ACU-I), 400 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($4).
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A