Undergraduate Internship – ARTS 499

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An internship is designed to allow upper level students to experience the professional world while they are still involved in their academic training. This provides them with both an understanding of the relationship of their academic preparation to their career aspirations and the demands that will be placed upon them in the professional world. (Formerly "Internship")

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

An internship is intended to be an individual experience, allowing students to work in an organization/company and apply skills that have been learned throughout their academic training. The internship presents students with the opportunity for a “hands-on” approach. Successful completion of an internship may provide students with a direct or indirect route to obtaining a full-time position pertaining to their professional field.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use new skills acquired during the internship.
  2. Apply a supervisor’s instruction to all internship-related tasks.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills with supervisors/co-workers/clients.
  4. Summarize completed internship tasks.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for the Discussion Board Forum. The thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. The reply must be at least 75 words.

Journal Entries (7)

The student will use the template provided in Blackboard to log journal entries based on his/her daily internship experience. Each daily entry must be at least 50 words.

Supervisor Evaluations (2)

The student will have his/her supervisor complete an evaluation of the student’s work using the provided evaluation form.

Student Self-Evaluations (2)

The student will complete a midterm and final reflective evaluation of his/her work in the internship using the provided evaluation form.

Student Evaluation of Supervisor and Organization/Company

The student will complete an evaluation of his/her experience with his/her supervisor and the partnering organization.