Student Intern Responsibilities Checklist
______Meet with the faculty advisor, and internship coordinator at least one semester prior to starting your internship. Appointments must be scheduled in early December for spring internships and early April for summer and fall internships. Many advisors are not available during the summer semester; therefore, it is imperative that the student meet with the advisor prior to the summer semester for summer and fall internships.
______Attend a pre-internship seminar before reporting to work for the internship; you will be notified on SLIS-L of dates and times.
______Complete all required paperwork prior to beginning internship including Request for Internship form signed by the student, advisor, and internship coordinator.
______Upon approval of request for internship and assignment of host insitution, student will be given electronic permission to register following academic calendar schedules.
______Once you have been assigned an internship site, make an appointment to meet with your host supervisor to discuss specific details of your work experience. Agree upon a work schedule with your host before your first day at the site.
______Keep a written journal of all work experiences and duties during the internship. Each entry should include a description and analysis of experiences or tasks performed along with a log of hours worked. This log may be incorporated into the journal so that you have one document. Submit one copy of your journal to the internship coordinator at the end of your internship. For sample entries, contact internship coordinator.
______Complete a total of one hundred and fifty unpaid, meaningful work hours for 3 hours credit OR one hundred work hours for 2 hours credit. Typically, students work approximately ten to twenty hours per week.
______Communicate with other interns via eLearning, student blogs, or other electronic means.
______Write a final report, two to three pages in length, of your experience, and provide a copy to the internship coordinator upon completion of internship. You may wish to describe the following aspects of the experience:
o the physical work environment
o the role the library plays in the community and a summary of the community the library serves
o the administrative hierarchy of the work environment (including reporting channels and internal communication methods)
o the print and non-print resources available
o an overview of acquisitions, cataloging procedures and other technical services within the library
o suggestions for possible improvements
o preservation and/or conservation practices and procedures
o new skills learned during the internship
o how your internship work experience correlates to knowledge and skills gained in your SLIS coursework
o whether or not you would recommend this internship to another student