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Guidelines for Student/Community Interactions during the Internship

Before finalizing an agreement with a placement sponsor, students should meet with her/him and discuss the parameters of involvement.  Some points to consider include:

  • Set mutually satisfactory and feasible goals.
  • Discuss how you can best become an integral and participating member of the agency/institution staff.
  • Ask to be provided with agency policy and procedures and then, abide by all regulations.
  • Understand how you can best support the agency and its staff in contacts with the public.
  • Decide how you will notify the agency sponsor if you are unable to report for work and what procedure you will follow to make up any lost time/tasks.
  • Discuss procedures for consulting your supervisor when confronted with problems you cannot satisfactorily 
solve by yourself.