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Internship Syllabus (AIS 484)

Dr. Michelle Hale, Internship Director



A. Daily, weekly e-mail journal—describe the weeks activities/responsibilities

B. Experience report (Refer to Experience Report Guidelines)

C. Site supervisor’s evaluation of student performance

D. Student’s evaluation of internship site

E. Successful completion of internship contract

Required: An e-mail account you can access frequently

Course Requirements and Grading:

Interns are required to:

  • Work at the job site 50 hours per university credit hour.
  • Send a weekly e-mail journal entry about the internship to the internship director.
  • Meet with the internship director one to two times during the semester (local sites only).
  • Write an experience report, due by the end of the term.

Interns will be graded on the quality of work and fulfillment of the course requirements. You will receive a grade (pass/fail) from the internship director, determined by:

  • Evaluation of the site supervisor.
  • Quality of work produced on the job.
  • Your attendance and participation at the internship site.
  • Completion/quality of your activity/reflection email journal.
  • Written experience report, including any portfolio pieces.

Course Rationale

Internships contribute to the education of the whole person by emphasizing the importance of work and by providing opportunities for self-reflection. Your internship should have been chosen to build on your own interests and to relate what you have learned in school to its application in the workplace.

In addition, your internship should help you evaluate yourself as a worker and as a potential employee in a particular professional field. Through the internship, you will enhance your feelings of self worth and confidence in performing in the workplace. While you are on the job, you should not only apply lessons learned in school to your particular job tasks, but you should also explore vocational possibilities and seek to discover what kinds of work you enjoy. You will also be able to build on your résumé and professional portfolio. Internship experiences should also offer you access to potential mentors in your professional field.

Course Policies

  1. Attendance—Regular attendance at the work site is required. Interns who fail to attend at a satisfactory level will fail the course.
  2. Late work and make-ups—Deadlines are important both at work and at school. Logs and other written materials must be ready for instructor review on the assigned due dates. Late materials will seriously affect your course grade.
  3. Collecting your work—Keep everything you produce, including notes, plans, drafts, proofs, and written copy with other readers’ marks and final products. (Make photocopies if necessary.) All this is evidence of effort and testimony that you have really spent your working time as your log indicates you did. If you write and/or design documents on computers, you should save periodic versions of drafts.
  4. Meeting times—You are required to meet two times a semester with the internship coordinator (schedule TBD). You are responsible for setting up the times for these meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:
Dr. Michelle Hale, Internship Director

American Indian Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University
Telephone: 480-727-0564

Fax: 480-965-2216

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