English 4841: Internship in Teaching and Pedagogy

Guidelines for 3-Credit Hour Internship Proposals

In addition to completing the application form and securing an Onsite Internship Advisor, students who wish to receive 3-credit hours for their internship must include in their internship proposal a specific petition for 3-hours of course credit.

When the Internship in Teaching and Pedagogy Supervisor (currently, Dr. Deborah Miller, dlmiller@uga.edu) reviews the proposal, she will determine allotment of credit hours. If approved, the student will be enrolled in 4841 for 3 credit hours, and will adhere to the 3-credit hour policy, working with their Onsite Internship Advisor to produce a project of academic significance in conjunction with the internship experience. 
To qualify for 3 credit hours, the INTERNSHIP PROPOSAL should be 300-500 words in length and include the following:

  • a statement of your objectives for the onsite portion of the internship;
  • a description of your academic project; and
  • a timeline for the project's completion.

For the ACADEMIC PROJECT, students may propose a research paper, a portfolio, or a web site. In all cases, the project must include a substantial amount of work produced outside of the daily tasks performed during the internship (although samples of this work may be included). 
The academic project section of the proposal should include the following components:

  • a statement about how the project relates to the on-site work;
  • a proposed length (for papers) or size (for portfolios);
  • a description of the student's research plan, to include a brief bibliography (for papers and web sites) or a list of components to be included (for portfolios and web sites);
  • and a short rationale statement about how the project is appropriate to the study of English Composition and Pedagogy.

Some examples of academic projects students have completed in conjunction with their internships include:

  • an internship with the Writing Certificate Program (Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Director)
  • an internship with the UGA Writing Center in Park Hall
  • an internship with the Gainesville College campus in Watkinsville
  • an internship with an Advanced Composition, Technical and Professional Writing, or Creative Writing class

 

MID-TERM PROGRESS REPORT

To be completed by the student:

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Student's name

____________________________________________________
Telephone number and e-mail address

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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:

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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

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Student's name

___________________________________________________________
Telephone number and e-mail address

___________________________________________________________
Venue

___________________________________________________________
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, editing, publishing, or arts administration. The best internships offer students the opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of a literary arts venue and provide regular access to principals in the organization. Thus, in addition to offering the student a substantive experience in the literary arts, 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.