ERIC Number: ED354052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities in Government Internship Project (MIGIP).
Banatao, Maria; Criddle, Vicky L.
Despite the tremendous growth of the ethnic community in Santa Clara County, California, very few minorities are employed in city and county government. The Minorities In Government Internship Project (MIGIP) was established to place minority vocational students with a minimum of 12 quarter units in their major in administrative, technical and management internships in local municipal governments. Specifically, the MIGIP sought to recruit and train 10-15 minority vocational college students for work in the public sector, evaluate the placement of the interns, coordinate activities with other skill training and job placement programs in Santa Clara County, disseminate project results, and make recommendations. Twenty-four requests were received and 11 interns were placed in government internships from April 4 to June 1, 1992. An evaluation survey was sent to all interns and site supervisors, results indicated that the supervisors were extremely pleased with the interns, while the interns felt that the internship substantiated their vocational training and provided them with an appreciation for government service. Recommendations include expanding the internships to 6 months so that interns could learn the nuances of their jobs and the complexities of government work, developing a civics class for incoming freshmen students in community colleges, setting up a job fair for government jobs and services in the community colleges, and replicating the MIGIP project. Survey forms, sample letters and a project brochure are attached. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Government Employees, Government School Relationship, Internship Programs, Local Government, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Public Sector, Public Service Occupations, School Involvement, Student Experience, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Cupertino, CA. Occupational Training Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California