To successfully complete this course you must:
the orientation session.
- Complete weekly
a daily log of internship activities.
- Forward a description
of the daily activities completed over a two week period via Blackboard.
- Work a total of 150
hours during the semester.
- Prepare an
An intern will work during the stated semester dates. For Fall semester
credit, students will be contracted to work - August through December, for Spring
semester credit - January through May, and for Summer semester credit - May
through August. If special conditions arise where the internship request
overlaps semesters, contact Professor Scalia.
Required Work Hours
A student is required to work a total of 150 hours at the internship
placement site (15 weeks x 10-12 hours per week) to earn three internship
credit hours. To earn additional credits, a student can work an additional
120 hours for six credit hours and an additional 100 hours for nine credit
Internship Credit Hours
A student can earn up to 12 hours of internship credit during the last two
years at Buffalo State College. Generally, no internship credit is granted for
a studentís current job, but contact Professor Scalia for clarification and final decision.
An intern is required to complete timesheets every two weeks which are signed
by the intern and the company supervisor. Refer to Blackboard for the timesheet
due dates. A copy of the timesheet form can be found below under portfolio
requirements. The timesheets are not submitted during the semester, instead the original timesheets are put in your portfolio.
Every two weeks, an intern is required to send Professor Scalia via Blackboard upload an internship log highlighting the internship activities performed, along with the
specific dates and times worked. Refer to Blackboard for internship logs due
dates. To see an example of an internship log, refer to the portfolio requirements.
Individual or group meetings may be scheduled during the semester.
An integral part of the internship program is the preparation of
an internship portfolio describing the internship experience. This portfolio
must be typed with all sections and dividers labeled and presented in a
three-ring binder. Use 12-point Times Roman font, double spaced with one inch
margins. The internship portfolio must include the following:
Cover and Inside Title Page: Include intern name, company name and address,
supervisor's name, title and telephone number, semester/year, and the dates
of internship experience.
Section I - Company Background: Provide an overview of the
internship company history, corporate mission, and product and/or service
offerings. You must cite your sources of reference (ex. Web site URL, company
generated materials, articles, books, etc.). (2 pages)
Section II - Internship Experience: Describe in detail your
internship work assignments. Use subheadings to explain each of these
assignments. Discuss the assignment, its frequency, its rationale and the
learning experience received. (5 pages)
Section III - Log of Internship Activities: Include
a copy of all of the BlackBoard posted internship logs that were sent during the
semester.† These daily logs include the
internship activities, duties, and tasks that were performed each day, along
with the specific dates and times worked. For an example of the format of the
Internship Log click here.
Section IV -Timesheets: Include original
timesheets signed by you and the company supervisor. For a copy of a timesheet
Section V - Internship Company Evaluation: Discuss the strengths
and weaknesses of interning with this company. What suggestions would you
recommend the company continue and what areas need improvement? (3 pages)
Section VI - Self-evaluation: Address the contributions and
strengths you brought to this internship. What areas did you feel you were
deficient in completing your assigned tasks? What additional training or
classes do you feel are necessary to better prepare you for your future
business career? (3 pages)
Section VII - Internship Activities Documentation: Include
documentation of the activities you performed during the internship
experience. These tangible items may include: copies of special
projects/assignments that were completed, letters/memos written, survey
analysis conducted, meeting agendas attended, photographs of activities
Section VII - Internship Forms: In this section
of your portfolio, include
Student Internship Performance Evaluation (Form 4) and Supervisor Verification of Internship Portfolio (Form 5).
***Your company supervisor must
review your final version of your portfolio.
Submit your internship portfolio for grading after the
required 150 hours are completed or during the last week of the semester. If
additional time is needed to complete the required internship hours, contact
Professor Scalia. Examples of past internship portfolios are available for
review in Chase Hall 335 and can be used as a guide in preparing your
A satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) grade will be awarded at the
completion of the internship experience. If you fail to meet the stated
requirements, you will not pass this course.
For the benefit of the isolated student who needs to be reminded, my policy is simple, anyone who submits any portion of the internship documentation that is not his/her own or plagiarizes any work will, without exception; receive a failing grade for the entire course.
At the conclusion of your internship, request a letter of recommendation from
your company internship supervisor. It is expected that you send thank you
notes to those that assisted you with your internship learning experience. It
is a nice touch, and you never know when you may need these individuals to
help you with your job search!
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