Student interns are expected to work a minimum of 150 hours during the semester. Hours should be arranged with the employer around students' class schedules and any other essential obligations. It is best to work out a consistent work schedule, perhaps twice a week for 5 hours each day, or 3 days per week for 3-4 hours each day. Obviously, students should expect many internships have periods in which required work loads and hours may vary accordingly.
Students are expected to maintain a professional attitude, appearance, and work ethic at all times. Treat the internship very seriously, as you would with any other important career opportunity. Attendance, punctuality, dependability, good judgment, and maintaining a high quality of work are musts. Failure to adhere to these professional standards will result in either a poor/failing grade or in dismissal from an employer. You should report any problems immediately to the employer and/or to the UTSA internship director so that they may be resolved quickly.
Grades for the internship will be based on the following criteria:
There will be three mandatory internship meetings throughout the semester. You will turn in journals of your activities during the semester. You will also create a portfolio of accomplishments or write a final paper detailing your experiences as an intern.
Employers are expected to provide a stimulating learning experience for students. While certain skills and levels of proficiency may be expected of the student upon entry into the internship, the internship is a University course designed to provide an educational opportunity for the student. Each host organization will provide a supervisor who will oversee the student's work. Students should be given as much responsibility as they can reasonably handle and be given an opportunity to become involved in as many activities as possible.
Employers are asked to work with students in forming a schedule around their classes and other essential obligations and to provide an adequate amount of work for the student to meet their obligations. It is understood that workloads on projects may vary, so the hours can be somewhat flexible, but should total approximately 150 hours for the semester.
Employers are also asked to complete 2 progress reports during the semester, rating the student's professionalism, quality of work, and other aspects of performance. All employers are also asked to write a "To Whom it may Concern" letter of recommendation for the student at the end of the internship. Your progress reports and letter of recommendation become part of the final report the student submits as part of the grading procedure. If at any time during the semester problems arise, please discuss them with the student and inform the internship director immediately so that problems may be resolved quickly. You may dismiss the student from employment should serious problems persist.
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