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Internship Design Team

PURPOSE: Research and explore ideas to make thoughtful and daring recommendations to create comprehensive approach to providing internships at the College.

TIMELINE:
August 2011 – December 2011

Charter Sponsor:
VP for Learning & Academic
Affairs

Contact for Questions:
Dr. Maryrose Eannace

 


DOES

  • Research best practices at identified exemplary internship programs.
  • Define service learning.
  • Inventory existing components and assets related to internships already in place at the College.
  • Identify key components of a comprehensive internship program for students at MVCC.
  • Develop preliminary recommendations and present to the College Senate for feedback.
  • Develop final recommendations, with preliminary program and budget needs, and present to Cabinet.

 


DOES NOT
 

  • Discuss personnel issues, discuss collective bargaining agreements
  • Establish policy.

GUIDING POINTS

  • Be creative and inclusive
  • Think of marketing strategies to help make the final program a success.
  • Be mindful of the student experience when making  recommendations
  • Consider efficiencies for interacting with Community and Corporate partners for student placement
  • Consider the pros and cons of a phased approach to implementation.
  • Think about the value of training and the importance of community partners.

 

ORGANIZATIONS TO RESEARCH (among others)

  • Rockland Community College, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam