Additional information for each assignment can be found in the Internship Handbook.
To earn credit for the internship course, students will complete the following:
Internship Course Timeline: You will set your own due dates for this course to reflect your individual internship.
Discussion Board (online sections only): There are 5 discussion board questions in the online course seminars.
The Reflective Journal: The journal is where you track your hours worked at the internship. Each entry should describe what you did that day and a brief reflection on your work.
Internship Course Quiz: This quiz addresses content from the Internship Handbook regarding course processes and requirements.
Learning Contract & Site Visit: The learning contract is a document where students consider course goals (Career Education, Engaged Citizenship, Cultural Diversity, Self Directed Learning, Personal Growth, Theory to Practice) and identify specific learning objectives for the internship. The completed contract is discussed at a 20-30 minute site visit (or conference call) with the student’s field supervisor and UIS supervisor.
Midterm Self-Assessment: The 500-word midterm is the occasion for summing up, taking stock, and if necessary, changing direction.
Application Preparation: You will utilize the UIS Career Center’s Optimal resource to revise your cover letter and resume and to complete a mock interview.
Final Self-Assessment: This 7-10 page final paper discusses the learning that occurred during the internship.
The Complete Portfolio: Once the Field Supervisor’s Evaluation, all assignments, and your journal have been submitted, a complete portfolio is sent to your UIS Supervisor for review and for determining if credit should be awarded.
Updated: August 2016