Department of Communications
|Com 474 - Internship
Prerequisites Senior, 2.70 GPA, 3.0 Major GPA
|Dr. Robert C. Moore
208B Steinman Center (1252)
moorerc at etown dot edu
Office Hours: M-T-W-Th, 2:00-3:00
Others by Appointment
Supervised application of previously studied theory by professionals in the field of the students concentration.
The student will be able to:
1. Develop technical competencies in a professional setting.
2. Integrate theory and practice with professional expectations.
3. Develop appropriate professional attitudes and values.
4. Meld technical ability, theoretical knowledge, and intellectual development with professional values and attitudes so as to demonstrate marketable professional behavior.
1. Journal summary report of activities and analysis of events: problems, experiences, etc. An assessment of what was done, why, if it was rewarding, successful, or could be done better. Relate experiences to college education. A retrospective analysis key perception of the week and people encountered. (Loose leaf paper, 8 1/2 x 11, submitted by mail by Mondays weekly.) (or submitted by email.) At the end of the internship, the final weekly journal is a detailed evaluation report of the internship experience. A typed document, include a discussion of the items suggested from the internship guide.
2. Literature reviews total of 4, at least two pages in length. Two due in second and third month internship seminars or before. Review, react, Introspective analysis of periodical article, chapter etc. in the students concentration and directly related to the internship duties and responsibilities.
3. Mid-term research project including primary and several secondary sources (well-balanced.) Analyzes the theory, foundation, goals and objectives of a typical program (same as the internship site.) A second part of the project will be an ethnographic study of the internship site (see class notes from first seminar.) A third part compares and contrasts the ideal with the actual. Due by mid-term.
4. A final project is produced. Topic and outline due by third meeting. Project due by last day of classes.
5. Portfolio due by the last day of classes. A folder accumulation of projects/work completed during the internship, with documentation.
|Your final grade will be calculated as follows:|
Internship evaluations are done at mid-term and the end of the semester on forms provided. Field supervisors return to the department.
|(1)||First day of classes, internship students report to site|
|(2)||(Approximate) Telephone contact with supervisor|
Internship seminar, end of first week following the opening of classes, 9:30 a.m.
-Syllabus, course requirements
-Initial reactions to placement
-Ethnographics, an introduction
a.m. Two literature reviews due
-Pick up mid-term evaluation form blanks
|(5)||Mid-term research project due (Postmark)|
|(6)||Field Visitation (Supervisor evaluation picked up at visit)|
-Two literature reviews due
-Topic outline for Final Project due
-Pick up final evaluation forms
Supervisor evaluation due
-Final Project due -Portfolio due
-Special Journal report due
-Interns last day at site
Journals are due as weekly reports to be mailed or emailed by Monday each week.