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1 ACADEMIC FRAMEWORKS Giving internship credit where it’s due.

2 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant The Point Many more than one option for amplifying & maximizing the learning inherent in an internship so that students may earn credit. Pitch the academic framework that suits your campus!

3 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Take-Aways (At least) 4 types of internship syllabi Style & features suited to your campus Agenda Welcome & Overview (3) Buzzfeed Quiz (5) Syllabus Types (5) Syllabus Features (5) [Bonus Content] Dealing with difficult departments

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5 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Career Education/ Professional Development Course Internships as professional development.

6 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Career Education/ Professional Development Course St. Mary's College in Maryland Example: Career-readiness focus on campus Powerful Career Education Office Serving tuition-conscious students Room for centralized policies and processes Objectives: professional experience and marketable skills

7 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Ethnography/Organizational Behavior Course Internships as field study sites.

8 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Ethnography/Organizational Behavior Course University of Virginia example: Liberal arts ethos on campus Curricularly conservative faculty Room for centralized policies and processes Desire to attach a course to a department Objectives: organizational behavior knowledge and/or ethnographic skills

9 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Placement Discipline Course(s) Internships as critical learning spaces for majors.

10 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Placement Discipline Course(s) A common model. Arcadia’s Business Administration Internship in Sicily: Focus on students earning major credit abroad Majors requiring internships Curricularly conservative faculty Decentralized policies and processes Objective: connecting theoretical frameworks of a discipline to practice

11 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Research Course Internships as projects.

12 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Research Course Arcadia University’s model: Here is our London syllabus: Undergraduate research focus on campus Hopes of students earning major credit, but capacity doesn’t allow for a different internship course for each major Objective: Applying academic research methods to a practical work experience & an intellectual context to the world of work.

13 Why internships abroad?

14 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant Beyond Placements, Simplistic Course Design Learning Outcomes Related to...Syllabus Features To Start With Content MasteryLectures, Seminars, & Term Papers Student-generated goals1:1 Tutorials Meaning MakingJournals, Reflective Papers, Peer-to-Peer Debriefing Research SkillsTerm Papers Communication SkillsPresentations, Memos Job Search ReadinessInterviews, Resumes Learning by doingIterative Process

15 Academic Internship Frameworks Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant The Point Many more than one strong option for amplifying & maximizing the learning inherent in an internship so that students may earn credit. Pitch the academic framework that suits your campus!

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