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Revised Intro To Internship2

  1. 1. ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Mrs. Griffin, Internship Coordinator Lisa Gilbert, Hospitality Management Instructor Introduction to Internships
  2. 2. By the end of this session you will <ul><li>Learn Internship Course Goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how to earn Internship credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand procedures </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  3. 3. An academic internship enables a student to: <ul><li>Acquire hands-on experience in a field of potential interest </li></ul><ul><li>Determine whether a career is compatible with his/her interests, skills, and values </li></ul><ul><li>Work with adults in a professional environment and develop working relationships with adults </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  4. 4. GRADING <ul><li>50% Formative Category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals/Timesheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project/Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>40% Summative Category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10% Homework Category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Searches and Other Reinforcement Activities </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Internships
  5. 5. Double Period <ul><ul><li>150 hours per semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 8 hours per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance at seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly assignments, see each weeks grade sheet or course calendar for outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timesheet signed by supervisor (weekly) </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Internships
  6. 6. WHAT ARE STUDENTS EXPECTED TO DO IN AN INTERNSHIP? <ul><li>Arrange their own transportation to and from the intern site. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate good attendance, cooperativeness, industriousness, and willingness to take the initiative when appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must also have a neat personal appearance, dress appropriately for the workplace, and learn proper business etiquette and professionalism. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  7. 7. WHAT ARE STUDENTS EXPECTED TO DO IN AN INTERNSHIP? (Continued) <ul><li>Attend scheduled group seminars with other interns as assigned by staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Write weekly email messages to the Internship Coordinator concerning events/problems/questions regarding the internship. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a project to be determined by the Internship Coordinator at the end of each quarter. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  8. 8. Expectations <ul><li>Attend scheduled group seminars with other interns weekly. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a journal in a spiral notebook/or submit by e-mail to teacher. Submit journals every Monday to the Internship Coordinator concerning any events/problems/questions regarding the internship. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a weekly time sheet, signed by the sponsor, on Mondays along with your journals. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a project to be assigned by the Internship Coordinator. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  9. 9. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS <ul><li>Q. How do I choose my internship? A. The student will confer with the Internship Coordinator to identify areas of interest. Both the student and the coordinator will network with friends, family, and business associates. Together they work to obtain a suitable placement. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  10. 10. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS <ul><li>Q. If I need a car to get to my internship, will I be assured of a school parking permit? A. Yes, provided you remember to re-apply each semester. Parking fee applies. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  11. 11. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS <ul><li>Q. If I earn extra hours above the basic requirements, can these hours be applied to Student Service Learning hours? A. Yes, provided you are working for a non-profit organization. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  12. 12. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS <ul><li>Q. Can I be paid for my work in an internship? A. Nearly all internships are done on a volunteer basis as the main benefit to the student is the experience gained and connections made. Occasionally, an employer will offer a salary to an intern, or hire the intern to work during the summer. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  13. 13. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF SPONSORS? <ul><li>Provide daily supervision or designate someone to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Verify student attendance by signing a weekly timesheet provided by the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the intern's and the program's effectiveness at the end of each nine-week quarter. </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  14. 14. Grading <ul><li>Journals, Projects, E-portfolio, </li></ul><ul><li>& Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Hours Worked/Quarter </li></ul>Introduction to Internships
  15. 15. Appreciation Events <ul><li>Parent support is greatly appreciated! Coordinator will communicate with parents, counselors and administrators regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Business sponsors rely on our student’s support and professionalism —be an ambassador of goodwill for Watkins Mill High School. Regular visits and communication is important for the success of the program . </li></ul>Introduction to Internships