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Student Internship Handbook Jan. 08

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NEW COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND SCIENCES COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK Director FAB N301J 603-543-6007 Admn. Asst FAB N303 C 602-543-4506 2009-2010 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Preface.........................................................................................................................................................2 How does this internship fit into my overall career?...................................................................................2
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  NEW COLLEGE OFINTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS ANDSCIENCES COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK DirectorAdmn. AsstFAB N301JFAB N303 C603-543-6007602-543-4506 2009-2010 1  TABLE OF CONTENTS PagePreface.........................................................................................................................................................2How does this internship fit into my overall career?...................................................................................2What an internship is not.............................................................................................................................3What are my rights and responsibilities while involved in this internship?.................................................4Following admission to the Internship Program ..................................................………………………...5Role of the Site Supervisor/How will I be supervised? ..............................................................................8What kinds of things can I do to enhance my learning during the internship?............................................9Suggestions for reflecting upon my internship experience?....................................................................….9What should be included in the portfolio…………………………………………………………………10What next? How can this internship help me secure a job when Igraduate? ............................................11 PREFACE Welcome! This handbook provides suggestions to assist you in a challenging and meaningful internshipexperience.The internship should deepen your understanding of academic course work that you have completed; itshould also provide you an opportunity to develop practical skills in your career goals. This handbook alsocontains guidelines for structuring and engaging in an internship. You will be asked to critically reflect uponyour experiences and draw links between your understanding of theoretical issues and your personal sense of ethics.If you have questions about any aspect of the internship, contact the Director at (602) 543-6007, or theAdministrative Assistant at (602)543-4506 An electronic copy of your resume is required prior to the firstmeeting with the Director. How does this internship fit into my overall career development ? By being involved in this internship program, you have taken an active role in your career development. To assist you further, several internship requirements have been designed, e.g., papers, journaling, group reflective meetings, and supervisor evaluations are critical componentsfor this course. You are encouraged to make use of the resources provided by ASU West Career Services and Personal Counseling Center. 2  What an internship is not TIME-OUT Although an internship is usually pursued outside the university setting itshould not be viewed as “time-out” from school. An internship is alearning experience. Some students learn more effectively throughexperience and an internship provides that opportunity. Remember, agrade or credit for an internship is based on what you demonstrate duringthe internship. Integration of academic training (e.g., journal entries,attendance and participation at internship meetings, writing formal papers)will also become part of your final grade. AN EASY GRADE Internships are usually more rigorous than attending a regular class.Pursuing an off-campus internship along with other classes can create ademanding schedule that requires a great deal of time and energy. Whenconsidering an internship, plan to do it during a light semester. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Regardless of financial arrangements, an intern is different than avolunteer. Interns earn credit from this learning experience. A facultysponsor will evaluate the quality of learning that is taking place throughoutthe semester.Volunteers usually perform tasks equally well, but may not deliberatelyreflect on the learning experience. Being insightful and striving to meetidentified goals for the internship will contribute to a successful grade. RESIDENTEXPERT Interns bring special skills, knowledge, and ideas to an organization.However, it is not appropriate for the organization to expect an intern to bethe “resident expert” or fill gaps where staff members lack basic skills or knowledge. A professional staff member of the organization shouldsupervise the intern. GO-FER  The student should not perform all routine or uninteresting work for theorganization. The internship should be a meaningful learning experience.Whether or not a task is meaningful should be determined by the Director or Program Coordinator. Most positions and/or projects involve  some routine work; however, it should be limited to twenty percent of the time. GUARANTEEOF A JOB OFFER  As well as helping explore career options, an internship can be an excellentstepping stone to employment; however, there are no guaranteed job placements. Many employers look for experience; therefore, whencompeting for a particular position an internship may prove beneficial. Agood way to advance your career is to build an information and referralnetwork during the internship. Taken from The Internship as Partnership: A Handbook for Campus-Based Coordinators & Advisors , National Society for the ExperientialEducation, 1995. 3  What are my rights and responsibilities while involved in this internship? Listed below is a brief overview of your rights and responsibilities when fulfilling internshiprequirements. RIGHTSRESPONSIBILITIES ã To be interviewed and once confirmedto a site; be assigned specific, varied,and appropriate tasks. ã To learn about the organization culture, policy, co-workers, programs, andactivities. ã To receive orientation, training andongoing supervision for the jobexpected. ã To do meaningful and satisfying work. ã To be treated as a co-worker. ã To be given an opportunity to voiceopinions and ideas. Include theseissues in your program and activity planning. ã To have an opportunity to pursueleadership roles. ã To be evaluated and receive letters of commendation based on the quality of service. ã To respect confidentiality. ã To maintain professionalism; observedress code, avoid gossip, be punctual,etc. ã To be open-minded and respectful whenopinions are shared. ã To demonstrate respect for cultural andgender-based differences and toconsciously seek to understand perspectives different than your own. ã To understand a commitment for tasksassigned and to complete them in atimely manner. ã To follow organizational policies and procedures. ã To share learning objectives with your colleagues at work. ã To seek honest, constructive feedback. ã To be effective advocates for change andgoodwill as needed. ã To enter into the internship experiencewith enthusiasm and commitment. ã To adhere to evaluation processes. ã To complete field service hours andinternship requirements. 4
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