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Cooperative Internship Agreement: Innovation In Developing Agreements Via Institutional Grants

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.115.1 - 2.115.10



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John G. Nee

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Session 3648

Cooperative Internship Agreement: Innovation In Developing Agreements Via Institutional Grants

John G. Nee Central Michigan University

The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology, recognizing that there are important elements of industry which can not adequately be taught within the four walls of classrooms or laboratories at the University, has established internship experiences. The Industrial Internship is designed to provide on-the-job experiences supervised by successful practitioners. The internship directly contributes to the development of a student’s technical skills and knowledge and must be in direct support of the student’s major or minor. Students pursuing the Industrial Internship are typically employed in such jobs as electronics, construction, manufacturing, design and engineering graphics, computer-integrated manufacturing, graphic arts, etc. The Industrial Internship is designed to provide university credit for relevant work experiences under actual employment conditions. Such intern experiences are appropriate for students pursuing careers in business and industry.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the intern experience is to encourage students to obtain meaningful off-campus positions related to their future career goals. Students will use the internship as the basis for observation and investigation. Classroom theory must be put into practice. The general objectives of this internship experience consist of:

1. Gaining on-the-job experience in a business, industrial, or educational related occupation; 2. Developing a functional understanding of the organization; and 3. Having experiences in human relationships, and the development of technical communications, social, and civic competencies.

Program Operation

The intern must assume a major portion of the responsibility for independently fulfilling the course requirement. For purposes of ease of understanding, student responsibilities are as follows:

1. The intern can secure his/her own field experience position and fulfill the job requirements. Faculty members can provide valuable input as to internship opportunities. 2. The students must complete the “Student Internship Application” and the “Intern Agreement” prior to registration for intern credit. These applications must be

Nee, J. G. (1997, June), Cooperative Internship Agreement: Innovation In Developing Agreements Via Institutional Grants Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6470

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