Internship

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Is a professional work opportunity offered by an organization for a short period of time. The opportunity is given to students looking to gain relevant experience and skills in a particular field. It can be paid, non-paid or for school credit.

Apprenticeship

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Is job training which follows in studying a master of the trade. With the opportunity, there is an established curriculum with the program. On some occasions, the program may pay the student a minimum wage.

SWAP CURRICULUM

  • Research 3 potential companies
    • Handout – company information
    • Summary
      • Strengths and weaknesses of the company – student’s perspective before going to the informational interview (1 page)
  • Informational Interview Template
    • Things to do:
      • Set up appointment
      • Prepare interview questions
      • Contact person and interview date & time
      • Feedback
  • Placement
    • Offer Letter
    • Specific Project – ask the supervisor
    • Schedule
      • Tentative Agenda
    • Bios – student and supervisor bio
    • Contract – between student & employee and UW & company
  • Daily task logs
    • Create
  • Weekly report/Reflection
    • What did you learn to question or prompt questions to answer – 1 page
      • Introduction
      • Office Settings
      • Project
      • Resources for the project
      • Hurdles
      • Bibliography
    • Project Process Report
  • Monthly Check-In Report
    • Meet with supervisor
      • Strengths and Limitations from supervisor
      • Share the report back to the students
    • Meet with Karen
      • Rough draft about the project – paper
  • Presentation
    • Picture of the presentation – PowerPoint
    • Project Presentation to a supervisor – due 2 weeks before SWAP ends
    • Evaluation from supervisor
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
      • Grade
  • Closing
    • Exit Interview
      • Gift giving
    • Evaluation
      • Use ACYPL format