English 451: Internship
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Kendra Rafferty '12: "I feel like my English classes have prepared me for the skills that are required daily when I am interning. I am reading a lot for content and clarity, but also writing using details and accuracy which I definitely acquired during my classes. I also feel that some other courses have been helpful, not only my English
David Scarnato '12: The
Noelle Kozak '13: "While interning for WVIA, I had the amazing opportunity to be able to work and interact with people
135 hours = three (3) credits
1) Your internship is a job. Treat it so. You must behave in a professional manner at all times at your work site. Remember that you are representing the English and Foreign Languages Department and Marywood University. Dress appropriately, show up on time, follow directions carefully, and work hard.
2) Your internship supervisor must sign weekly timesheets. Bring signed timesheets to your English Department faculty contact. Timesheets are available in the English and Foreign Languages Department office, LAC 217
3) Keep a journal of your experiences. Consult with your English Program faculty contact for his/her expectations for the journal.
4) After you have completed your internship, you must write a five-page (or more) reflective essay. Consult with your English Program faculty contact for his/her expectations for the essay and its due date.
5) As much as it is possible, keep a portfolio of your work. Consult with your English Program faculty contact for his/her expectations for the portfolio.
6) Your English Program faculty contact may require additional work from you. Discuss this possibility with him/her.
7) Make sure that your internship supervisor and your English Program faculty contact have each other's telephone number and/or e-mail address. Make sure that each has your contact information.
8) If something happens that keeps you from going to work, inform your internship supervisor and your English Program faculty contact immediately. If your supervisor and/or the English Program faculty contact decide(s) that you have been absent too often from work, then you will earn an "F" for the internship.
9) If for some reason you have a problem with something at your work site, inform your English Program faculty contact immediately.
Enjoy your work.
Learn a lot.