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At the end of the internship class, the students will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the focus area (e.g., operations, marketing, human resources) of their internship experience
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge of effective management
- Demonstrate an understanding of the time commitments and responsibilities of managers in their internship field
- Demonstrate an understanding of the host organization’s structure, policies and practices
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills
LINKS TO CORE CURRICULUM
The Learning Agreements for internships will identify specific, applicable learning objectives – drawn from the Bachelor of Applied Management program’s core courses – which the intern will demonstrate. Internships will incorporate learning objectives from a minimum of four of the core courses [see Learning Objectives Checklist].
Starting with the 2013 cohorts (online and face to face), each BAS Applied Management student must complete one, one-quarter internships (note: students enrolled in previous cohorts are still required to complete two internships). Internship course details include:
- One quarter Internship = 5 quarter credits = 250 clock hours
- Internship may be paid or unpaid
- Internship may be in the Private, Public and Tribal Sectors
- Students may intern at their current place of employment. In those instances, however, the Internship content may not be work that they already do as part of their job.
- The student, in consultation with the Site Supervisor (i.e., employer) and Program Director, will complete a Learning Agreement and the Learning Objectives Checklist. This document includes the goals of the internship experience and serves as an agreement among the parties involved.
- Prior to the Internship, the student, Site Supervisor and BAS Director will meet to review both forms and sign the Learning Agreement.
- Completion of 250 hours
- Completion of the Learning Agreement goals
- Completion and submittal of a Weekly Journal and Time Sheet to the BAS Internship Coordinator
The Site Supervisor will provide feedback to the student on his/her performance throughout the Internship.
The Internship Coordinator will check in with the Site Supervisor and Intern mid-quarter, and meet up at the end of the quarter:
- Mid-term check-in:
- Discussion of the internship and student’s progress toward the Learning Agreement goals, review of the Learning Agreement and, if needed, revisions.
- Internship coordinator will complete a mid-term evaluation.
- End-of-quarter meeting:
- Final discussion of the internship and achievement of goals.
- The Site Supervisor will submit a final evaluation to the BAS Director at the completion of the internship.
- Internship Coordinator will use information from meetings and written evaluations to determine a final grade.
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