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  • 1.
    • Structuring a
    • Beneficial Internship
  • 2. Welcome!
    • 4th in our series of monthly webinars
    • Hosted by InternInMichigan.com
    • Each webinar will be divided into two sections
    • Your feedback will be solicited for later use
  • 3. Today’s Presenters
    • Dr. Lori Kerlin
    • Intern In Michigan
    • Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce
    • [email_address]
    • Jason Pacely
    • Intern In Michigan
    • Detroit Chamber of Commerce
    • [email_address]
  • 4. Housekeeping for the Webinar
    • Use the dialogue boxes to ask questions
    • Questions will be answered between sections
    • Links to view the slides will be distributed after the session
  • 5. Today’s Topics
    • How to secure an academic credit for your intern
    • How to establish responsibilities for your interns
  • 6. Internship Overview
    • An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience.
    • Internship circumstances vary widely.
  • 7. Internship Overview
    • An internship is generally between three to nine months and can begin in summer, fall or spring.
    • Internships usually follow the starting and ending dates of the academic semester.
  • 8. How does a student obtain academic credit for internship experience?
    • Credit requirements for internships vary by school and department.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to manage the process along with the school Internship Coordinator.
  • 9. How to secure an academic credit for your intern
    • The student is responsible for contacting their department Internship Coordinator.
    • The student will need to register or sign up for the internship class.
    Jed Slagter, Intern Tower Automotive
  • 10. How to secure an academic credit for your intern
    • The student will meet with Employment Services or the Internship Coordinator throughout the semester for help with:
      • Resume - Requirements
      • Interviewing skills - Concerns
    • The student and Internship Coordinator will prepare a contract with the employer.
  • 11. How to secure an academic credit for your intern
    • The Internship Coordinator will complete a mid-point evaluation and final evaluation.
    • The Internship Coordinator may do an onsite visit.
    Ryan Lake, Intern Amway
  • 12.
    • Check List
    • Student contacts department internship coordinator
    • Student registers for internship class
    • Student meets with Internship Coordinator throughout the internship
    • Internship Coordinator conducts mid-point and final evaluation
    • Internship Coordinator may conduct an onsite visit
  • 13. What are interns responsible for during their internship?
    • Interns are responsible for ensuring a successful learning experience.
    • Internship supervisors and Career Centers will offer you assessments.
    • Self-assessments are just as valuable.
  • 14. Here are a few ways to measure the growth of the learning curve:
    • Review the goals and expectations as listed in the pre-internship/first-day documents.
    • Check off the goals met.
    • Examine the assignments completed and note the new skills developed.
    • Assess internship supervisor’s final evaluation report and
    • Write down the positive comments in terms of work ethic and attitude.
  • 15. Measurable areas of progress
    • Assess confidence and self-esteem both before and after the internship
    • Note any gained new knowledge that can be turned into a class paper.
    • If grades are given for an internship, the increase in GPA is another sign of success.
  • 16. Work Samples
    • Collect all the items—reports, projects, documents etc.—and include them in a portfolio.
    • Written explanations of the challenge and performance in each instance.
    • The findings may be surprising and pleasing.
  • 17. Developing Contacts
    • Count the number of new contacts made during the internship (supervisor, interns, company personnel)
    • They serve as valuable resources when networking for future internships or jobs.
    • Improve relations with the Career Center staff.
  • 18. Revisit the Resume
    • Study the resume before and after the internship.
    • Note the additional entries that strengthen the resume (new work experiences, achievements, software/technology skills, etc.)
    • Add the details of assignments and accomplishments