Successfully Completing Your Internship

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Successfully Completing Your Internship

You’ve done all the work to interview for and secure your internship. The Placement Agreement has been signed by you, your supervisor, and the Internship Coordinator. You are ready to begin work. Following are points to keep in mind and requirements you must meet in order to successfully complete your internship for credit.

Remember: Your internship is your opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. Just as in any job, your attitude, your work habits, and willingness to learn are your biggest assets when you begin.

Remember: You are representing yourself, your employer, and UMD when you are on the job. You have agreed to the terms of the Placement Agreement and it is expected that you will deliver your highest quality of work.

Requirement 1: By about a third of the way through your internship, submit your Reflective Activity Assignment #1 and set up an appointment to meet with the Internship Coordinator. For the specific due date and detailed instructions, see the Reflective Activity Assignment instructions sent to you by the Internship Coordinator at the start of the internship.

Requirement 2: Have your supervisor complete the Midterm Evaluation Form and submit it to the Internship Coordinator. See Placement Agreement for specific due date.

Requirement 3: About two thirds of the way through your internship, submit your second Reflective Activity Assignment and set up a meeting with the Internship Coordinator, if desired. For the specific due date and detailed instructions, see the Reflective Activity Assignment instructions sent to you by the Internship Coordinator at the start of the internship.

Requirement 4: At the end of your internship, have your supervisor complete the Final Evaluation Form and submit it directly to the Internship Coordinator. See Placement agreement for specific due date.

Requirement 5: Submit your third Reflective Activity Assignment to the Internship Coordinator. For the specific due date, see the Reflective Activity Assignment instructions sent to you by the Internship Coordinator at the start of the internship.

Questions? Contact the Internship Coordinator at cbock@d.umn.edu.