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Each intern is required to submit a written journal of your daily activities. The purpose of the journal is twofold: to collect data and impressions about your agency or organization, and to keep the internship director informed of your activities in the field.
Journal entries should be emailed on a weekly basis to the internship director. Each journal entry should describe the major activity in which you have been involved, the purpose of the activity, and what the activity has taught you about your agency or organization. Your daily observations about your agency/organization's purpose, authority, structure, personnel, budget, and clientele would also be important to note, as this is material you must cover in your "Analysis of Activities" assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to acquaint interns with the goals, activities, and procedures of the organizations and agencies in which they work.
This assignment, which is due at the conclusion of your internship, must be word-processed, double-spaced, and three to five pages in length. Please head your paper with your name, dates of internship, and the name of the agency or organization for which you worked. You should submit your paper as an attachment in an email to the internship director.
Methods of Gaining Information
Your task is to provide answers to the questions which appear below. You should use multiple methods for gaining information:
Questions to Answer
The questions which appear below are divided into seven topical areas. These seven areas should provide the organizing scheme for your written assignment. The specific questions asked in each area are meant to be suggestive; they cannot possibly be tailored to fit the wide range both governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations in which interns serve. Keeping the purpose of the assignment in mind, you are encouraged to adjust specific questions to the specific circumstances in which you are working.
Statement on Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty is defined to include any form of cheating and /or plagiarism. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, such acts as stealing or altering testing instruments; falsifying the identity of persons for any academic purpose; offering, giving, or receiving unauthorized assistance on an examination, quiz, or other written or oral material in a course; of falsifying information on any type of academic record. Plagiarism is the presentation of written or oral material in a manner which conceals the true source of documentary material, or the presentation of material which uses hypotheses, conclusions, evidence, data, or the like, in a way that the student appears to have done work which he/she did not, in fact, do.