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Stephanie McKinneyDuring the time at my internship I have learned how things work in a facility such as Case Management Inc. I started off shadowing and learning from my Field Supervisor, but now I am also more involved and hands on with the patients. I have learned that the duties of a case manager go beyond the Case Management facility itself. I am managing children to adolescents and this means not only do you work with the children but also with the parents. This could mean that in addition to having a session with the parent and child you may also monitor the child at school, follow up with the teachers and do visits in the home to monitor the environment and parent-child-sibling interaction. Being an intern I have already learned so much that will definitely help me when I become a Medical Case Manager.

—Stephanie McKinney

Developing an Internship Program

Why should I offer internships?

Sponsoring an intern can...

  • Bring fresh ideas, talents and skills to your organization
  • Identify prospective employees to meet future staffing needs
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and training
  • Enhance community/university relationships
  • Provide staff for special projects
  • Build a solid future for the local and regional community

How do I recruit interns?

  • There are several avenues for recruiting interns. The first step is to develop a description for your intern's role.
  • This posting will be sent to our eRecruiting network as well as appropriate academic departments.

What types of activities are appropriate for internships?

  • Planning and Implementing Special Projects
  • Developing Reports
  • Conducting Research
  • Marketing
  • Website Construction/Maintenance
  • Social Networking

Should internships provide academic credit for the intern?

  • With an approved learning contract, students may elect to receive academic credit for an internship experience.

Should internships provide monetary compensation for the intern?

  • Monetary compensation for internships varies with the discipline. For example, students in nursing and education typically receive no monetary compensation. Students in business and engineering typically receive monetary compensation which may vary within the particular field in the discipline.

How should I plan for a successful internship experience?

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