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1 Maximizing Partnerships: Utilizing Student Resources For questions please contact Joanna Rickard, at or

2 What is an Internship? An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting. It is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what she or he is learning throughout the experience. An internship differs from a short-term job or volunteer work is that an intentional “learning agenda” is structured into the experience. Learning activities common to most internships include learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation and assessment.

3 What Can Interns Do? The best internships are project driven activities that have a tangible outcome. Town of Wrightsville Beach : "Party the Wright Way!“ United Way: Pajama Party Event Planning Phoenix Employment Ministries : Entrepreneurship & Research

4 Are you ready for an Intern? Interns take time, time to teach, train, explain, mentor and guide Do you have the time to devote to these tasks? Do you have a clearly defined project? Do you have adequate resources to support an intern? Computer, phone, desk, marketing $.

5 Timeline for Internships? Assume you would like an Intern for Fall Semester When should you undertake each of the following NetworkAll the Time! Clarify Need & Role Now till July Post Position Late July/Early August Interview & SelectIntern Mid-Late August Provide Feedback & Guidance Frequently Address Issues As Soon as Possible Feedback to CSB End of Fall Semester

6 Tips for Success 1.Provide a clear, interesting & accurate position description. 2.Have a clear week by week training plan & set clear expectations from the outset. 3.Provide the intern with a supervisor who is willing/able to assist the intern. 4.Set clear project goals & deadlines, communicate these goals verbally and in writing. 5.Include the student in meetings, events & professional development opportunities.

7 FAQ’s Pay: Varies, from an hourly wage, flat rate stipend, or no pay. Pay will always attract better & more committed students. Course Credit: It depends CSB IF the student meets the requirements AND can benefit from credit College of Arts & Sciences: Internship site must be approved. Requirements vary by department. Hours: Typically hours/week during the academic semesters. Can be full-time during Summer

8 UNCW Resources 1.For Business School Interns : Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, HR, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Operations Management, Information Systems Contact Joanna Rickard 2. For All Others: UNCW Career Center (including Communication Studies)

9 UNCW Resources 3.UNCW Center for Leadership Education & Service (CLES) uncw.edu/clesuncw.edu/cles Community Service & Volunteering Opportunities for Students

10 Questions? Comments? For questions please contact Joanna Rickard, at or


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