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ERIC Number: EJ917837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Expanding Internships to Enhance Academic-Industry Relations: A Perspective in Stakeholder Education
St. Amant, Kirk
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v33 n3 p231-241 2003
To improve technical communication education, educators and internship providers need to find ways to revise internship experiences so that educators, internship providers, and students/interns can use internship experiences in a way that benefits all three parties. This article uses a stakeholder education approach to propose two new kinds of internship processes to benefit all three groups. The first approach--colloquia--allows all three parties to interact via the same scheduled event. The second approach--student publications groups--shifts internship from a workplace to a school activity. By including such approaches into their curricula, technical communication programs can both improve their relationships with local internship providers and improve the training received by their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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