ENGLISH 4842, INTERNSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

 

Applying

A Checklist for 1 Credit Hour

Note: Applications must be submitted to the Undergraduate Office no later than one week before the end of the term preceding that in which you wish to enroll in English 4842. Forms are available from this web site.

  • Approach the appropriate representatives of a literary media venue about your interest in doing an internship. If they agree to sponsor your internship, discuss with them the details of your work and give them a copy of the Information for On-Site Supervisor form.
  • Request from your on-site advisor a letter, on letterhead, that details your responsibilities during the proposed internship. (See the Information for On-Site Supervisor form below for more information about this letter.)
  • Complete the Application for an Internship in Professional and Technical Communication and your letter from the on-site advisor.
  • No later than one week before the end of the term preceding that in which you want to enroll in English 4842, submit the application, with attachments, to the Undergraduate Coordinator. The Coordinator will review your application and you will be put on access for English 4842. [NOTE: Students wishing to work at a venue already on record do not have to have their application approved by the Undergraduate Committee. Students wishing to work at a venue not on record will have their application reviewed and voted on by the Undergraduate Committee. The student will be notified of the outcome and, if approved, placed on access for English 4842.]
  • Register for English 4840.
  • No later than one week before the midpoint of the semester, give your on-site supervisor a copy of the Midterm Progress Report form. He or she should complete it and return it to the English Undergraduate Office.
  • No later than one week before the last day of classes for the term, give your on-site supervisor a copy of the Final Progress Report form. He or she should complete it and return it to the English Undergraduate Office. [NOTE: You cannot receive credit for an internship without BOTH reports from the on-site supervisor.]

MID-TERM PROGRESS REPORT

To be completed by the student:

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Student's name

____________________________________________________
Telephone number and e-mail address

____________________________________________________
Venue

____________________________________________________
Name of on-site internship supervisor.

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To be completed by the on-site supervisor:

1. Briefly describe the student's duties as well as skills acquired thus far in the internship.

 

2. Does the student initiate projects and/or suggest ideas?

 

3. Are there any areas for improvement in any category, from punctuality to professionalism?

 

4. Other comments?

 

We would appreciate your returning this form (via mail or fax) by the midpoint of the current semester.

Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of English 
111 Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 
Fax: 706-542-2181

 

FINAL PROGRESS REPORT

To be completed by the student:

_________________________________________________________
Student's name

_________________________________________________________
Telephone number e-mail address

_________________________________________________________
Venue

_________________________________________________________
Name of on-site supervisor.

To be completed by the on-site supervisor:

1. Did the student fulfill the terms of the agreement established prior to beginning the internship?

 

2. In what areas did the student excel?

 

3. Are there any areas for improvement in any category, from punctuality to professionalism?

4. Would you write a letter of recommendation for this student if asked to? Why or why not?

 

5. Other comments?

 

We would appreciate your returning this form (via mail or fax) by the last class day of the current semester.

Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of English 
111 Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 
Fax: 706-542-2181

 

ON-SITE SUPERVISOR INFORMATION FORM

___________________________________________________________
Student's name

___________________________________________________________
Telephone number and e-mail address

___________________________________________________________
vvenue

___________________________________________________________
Name of on-site supervisor

Information for the On-site Supervisor:

1. While your organization may already have in place specific guidelines for internships, please be aware that the student who will be serving as your intern is enrolled concurrently in a course for credit and is seeking a fruitful experience in writing, publishing, and editing professional communication with a business, technical, or scientific enterprise. The best internships offer students the opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of your venue and provide regular access to principals in the organization. Thus, in addition to offering the student a substantive experience in communications, you're encouraged to have regular meetings with your intern and to have your intern follow you around during a "typical" day. There are other creative ways to insure that the internship provides the student with more than just an opportunity to do mundane tasks, and we welcome your suggestions in this area.

2. Once you have informally agreed to take a student on as an intern, please write a one-page letter, on letterhead, detailing the responsibilities that the student will have during his or her internship. Include in this letter details of the degree and frequency of access the student will have to you. Please give a copy of this letter to the student and keep one for your files. The letter will serve as your contract with the student and Undergraduate English Office. If your organization already has in place guidelines for interns, please attach them.

3. At least twice during the academic term, once at midterm and once near the end of the term, you will be asked to complete a short progress report on your intern's performance and mail or fax it to the UGA English Department. This report will assist in evaluating the student's work.