Internships
University of Memphis Photo
Career Services
Internship Success Stories

Leslie A. Suggs"During my internship at Tennessee Department of Children's Services, I felt like an educator, a leader, and a very special individual to be able to involve myself in such professional surroundings. I enjoyed the visits to schools, homes, and educational conferences. In my childcare center, I am now better prepared to make decisions and seek helpful resources for troubled children."

—Leslie A. Suggs

Principles of Good Practice

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), a professional association for practitioners of experiential learning, has developed the following set of guidelines referred to as "Principles of Good Practice."

Intention - Determine what specific learning is intended as a result of the experience.

Clarity - Communicate goals, protocols and procedures among all stakeholders.

Monitoring and Assessment - Establish processes that define each person's role, expected outcomes, and evaluation measures.

Reflection - Analyze activities and learning against the outcome measures established at the beginning of the experience.

Evaluation - Clarify the evaluation role of student, faculty, and site supervisor.

Acknowledgement - Celebrate the experiential learning experience.

*Adapted from NSEE Quarterly, Spring 2004, Volume 29, Number 1, pp. 14-15

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2014 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 1/23/12