The specific roles and responsibilities of a student intern are negotiated between the student and her/his onsite supervisor/evaluator at the beginning of the internship and should be clearly stated on the Internship Agreement.
In addition, student responsibilities include:
- attending an internship information session (this is optional);
- contacting the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) for a student information packet;
- attaining an internship site;
- reading, following and incorporating the appropriate College and Department Guidelines when completing the Internship Agreement;
- completing and submitting an Internship Agreement to the Internship Office by the timeline indicated in the appropriate college/department guidelines;
- registering for the internship within the semester it is approved;
- being aware of any financial aid, graduation, registration or other deadlines s/he may have; and planning accordingly for approval, registration and completion of the internship;
- attending any required college/department Internship Group Meetings;
- submitting any deliverables required by the college/department;
- notifying the Internship Office (651-793-1289 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if there is a problem or concern with the internship and/or site; and
- reporting any concerns that may violate affirmative action/equal opportunity or sexual harassment laws to the on-site supervisor/evaluator (if appropriate) and/or the Internship Office (651-793-1289 or email@example.com) immediately.
Supervisor and evaluator
Depending on the degree program and corresponding guidelines, the onsite supervisor is the sole supervisor and evaluator of a Metropolitan State intern. For others, the faculty liaison is the learning evaluator.
Supervisor responsibilities include
- negotiating the learning strategies and evaluation plan with the student for the Internship Agreement (Word document);
- providing on-going supervision and guidance;
- integrating the student into the site by including her/him in appropriate meetings and providing information, resources and opportunities for professional development;
- providing vocational guidance and mentoring to the student;
- evaluating the student's performance and writing the final narrative evaluation on Metropolitan State's Learning Evaluation (LE) form using the appropriate college/department guidelines;
- submitting, within one week of completion of the internship, the Learning Evaluation to Metropolitan State's Grades Department and
- notifying the Internship Office (651-793-1289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately if there is a problem or concern with the student intern and/or internship.