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* More than 400 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world partner with TWC to provide the structure and oversight of their academic internship programs. We fulfill this role through our 80 professional staff, 40 adjunct faculty, 10 resident advisors and active partnerships with hundreds of internship sites. Individual colleges and universities should review their own staffing needs for part- and full-time internship programs they host or sponsor. 6 Internship Site Provide meaningful projects and tasks that foster learning and application. Educational Institution* Conduct site visit to discuss intern's initial progress and future expectations in formal setting with intern's supervisor. Intern Take initiative, identifying challenging learning opportunities that maximize the internship experience. Impactful Contribution 7 Internship Site Cultivate an environment that promotes mentorship for career planning. Provide advice, counseling and support to intern. Educational Institution* Provide intern with an educator who serves as facilitator, mentor and evaluator during the experience. Intern Proactively seek and embrace mentoring relationships. Mentoring 8 Internship Site Provide adequate instruction, resources, opportunities and training. Educational Institution* Engage intern with activities that complement the internship experience, such as leadership training, civic engagement and professional development workshops. Intern Demonstrate acquisition of predetermined proficiencies and additional skills and competencies. Skills, knowledge and disposition 9 Internship Site Build an environment that integrates interns into work and social activities. Educational Institution* Engage intern in a structured process to evaluate potential internship opportunities and determine a match that meets his or her academic and professional goals. Intern Maximize opportunities to become part of the team. Inclusive Work Setting 10 Internship Site Make it possible for the intern to interact with colleagues throughout the organization and within their field of interest. Educational Institution* Create opportunities for intern to conduct informational interviews with professionals within the internship site, the alumni network of the educational institution or intern's field of interest. Intern Take full advantage of opportunities to network with professionals and peers. Active Network www.twc.edu/InternshipBillofRights © Internship Bill of Rights 2016. All rights reserved

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