To receive course credit for the internship, you will need:
Before your internship:
- An initial consultation with the Faculty Internship Coordinator
as soon as you enroll or begin searching for an internship.
Please note: Not all internships qualify for English
- A completed and approved Internship
Information Form (IIF) before you begin your internship.
- A signed Internship
Risk Management Release Form to be completed and submitted
before you begin your internship. All interns are covered
by Student Academic Field Experience for Credit Liability
During your internship:
- Bi-weekly reports emailed to Internship Coordinator of
your activities for the past two weeks.
After your internship:
- A completed and signed Internship
Timesheet Report (ITR) to be kept during your internship
and submitted with your Internship Summary Report at the
end of your internship.
- An 8-page
Internship Summary Report at the end of your internship.
- Please note: Beginning Fall 2008, enrollment
in the internship course is only offered in the Fall semesters.
This shouldn't negatively impact your internship; it only
limits the semester in which you are actually enrolled in
the course. Actual internships may begin well before, during,
or after the Fall semester. Please contact Professor Lee-Keller
for more information.
Preparing for an Internship
You are required to consult with the Faculty Internship Coordinator
before beginning your search or beginning an internship. Not
all internships qualify for English credit. Please drop by
office hours or contact her by email to set up an appointment.
As you search for your internship, you will want to think
ahead. Many internships ask for a resumé and require
an interview, just as a job would. Be sure you prepare your
resumé and interview techniques in advance. The Faculty
Internship Coordinator is available to help review and prepare
your materials and interview techniques.
Currently, we suggest two books that will help you help you
prepare and make the most out of your experience. They are:
- Liang, Jengyee. Hello Real World!: A Student's Approach
To Great Internships Co-Ops And Entry Level Position. BookSurge
- Donovan, Craig P. Internships For Dummies. For
Looking for an Internship
Finding an internship is similar to finding a job. You will
need scour the newspapers, search online networks (like Craigslist),
and talk to as many people as possible.
Your first step should be to visit the Career Center in Lassen
Hall 2000 or visit their website: http://www.csus.edu/careercenter/
There you will find search engines to currently listed internships.
Some internships are not listed with the Career Center, but
can be found in newspapers or online networks. Be sure to
expand your search by looking to these sources.
The English Department will occasionally be contacted about
available internships in the greater Sacramento area. These
will be announced through the English-L
listserv. Be sure to sign
up if you are not already signed up. Once internships
have been announced on English-L, they will posted outside
the door at CLV 113. For more information about signing up
for English-L, contact Jennifer Manthey in Calaveras Hall.
Once You Have Found an Internship
Be sure to receive approval from the Faculty Internship Coordinator
for the position. Once you have acquired approval for the
internship, you will then need to consult with your Internship
Mentor to fill out the Internship
Information Form (IIF), then return the completed and
signed form to the Faculty Internship Coordinator. She will
then sign it and give you copies for your records and for
your Intern Mentor.
You must also fill out the Internship
Risk Management Liability Release Form.
Enroll in ENGL 195C or ENGL 410C
You do not have to already have an internship to enroll in
195C or 410C. You may sign up first and find an internship
during the semester.
In order to receive credit, you must complete 150 hours of
internship work. If you do not finish the full hours before
the end of the semester, you will see an Incomplete on your
records until you complete your hours. Once you have completed
the full internship, contact the Faculty Internship Coordinator
to change the grade to Credit.
Supervision and Coordination
On the Job
During the term of your internship, you will be supervised
by your Internship Mentor at the site of your internship.
In the Department
In addition with an initial consultation, you will be required
to meet at least once in person with the Faculty Internship
Coordinator during the internship.
Keeping Track of Hours
The English Internship requires 150 hours of completed work
to receive course credit. Please keep track of your hours
on the Internship
Timesheet Report (ITR). Be advised that each internship
will have different requirements. The terms of your internship
may require more hours and may require you to also follow
their own timekeeping systems. Other organizations may have
much looser timekeeping methods. In either case, you are required
to fill out the English Department's ITR.
Bi-Weekly Email Reports
Every two weeks you must email bi-weekly mini-reports to
the Faculty Internship Coordinator. These mini-reports need
not be lengthy; they should just be touching base so that
the Faculty Internship Coordinator is kept updated about any
successes and achievements. Also, it is a way to ensure that
any potential problems or difficulties can be detected early
on. All the reports will be kept confidential from your supervisor.
At the end of your internship, you will be required to file
a Internship Summary Report. Please follow the directions
on the Internship
Summary Report Guidelines. This report, along with your
ITR, should be filed with the Internship Coordinator within
two weeks after you complete your internship.
Contact the Faculty Internship Coordinator
Professor Julie Yen
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