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SPRING SEMESTER DEADLINES AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR 2012 INTERNS IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 1. Sign up for AGEC 3010 (Internship in Agricultural Economics) before leaving school. Let the Committee Chairman know the number of credit hours you attempt to fulfill. 2. Progress Reports will be due as posted below. These may be turned in to Ginny Cornelsen, Room 417 Ag Hall or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are provided online for this purpose. These reports will cover work periods and be due as follows: Work Period Report Due Jan 2nd – Jan 31st 1st Thursday in February Feb 1st – Feb 28th 1st Thursday in March Mar 1st through Apr 30th 4th Thursday in April 3. First draft of the final report should be turned in to the Committee Chairman or Faculty Mentor by the 2nd Thursday in May (5/10/2012). These may be read, corrected and returned to you by the 3rd Friday in May (5/18/2012). 4. Revised copy of final report would be due by the 2nd Friday in June (6/8/2012). 5. Oral class or group presentation scheduled with the Committee Chairman by the first Friday in September (9/7/2012) and presented before the last Friday in September (9/28/2012). SOME TIPS 1. Be proud of your appearance – dress neatly. 2. Be on time each day – never late. Stay until closing time! If you have to be late, call your supervisor. Arrange for absences ahead of time. 3. Be enthusiastic and interested in the firm. 4. Look for tasks to do – ask for work. Don’t just sit waiting for jobs to come to you. 5. Do each task well – follow through to completion. 6. Be careful in speaking and writing. Use good English. Use a spelling checker and grammar checker. Mail reports in promptly after cooperator signs. 7. If you have a problem with a cooperator, or other employees in the cooperating firm, try to work it out while it is a small problem. 8. If you have concerns or difficulties call or email one of the committee members. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR FINAL REPORT AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS INTERN PROGRAM THREE PARTS OF REPORT INTRODUCTION Why Were You Interested In Internship How You Found Your Job LEARNING EXPERIENCE Training Orientation Sessions What You Did During the Summer/Semester (Highlights) Any Interesting Experiences (incidents, embarrassments, goods, other learning experiences, constructive criticism) Insights on What You Learned RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE INTERNS AND/OR INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE How Could the Internship Program Be Improved How Can Students Selected for the Internship Program Make the Experience More Meaningful The final report should be complete and must be typed. Use a dictionary if you are not certain of word spelling. The report will be graded for spelling! The report should have a cover page with title: “My Internship Experience with ”, your name, department, and date. Initial draft of the report must be submitted to the Chairman of the Internship Committee by May 10th, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. The report will be reviewed by the committee members and returned to the student intern for final editing by May 18th, 2012. The final corrected report must be turned in by June 15th, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. You must turn in the corrected (revised) report with the original draft containing all the committee members’ comments. If you want a copy of either version, please make copies before you turn in the report. A copy of the final report may be sent to your cooperator, if the cooperator requests it. These may be turned in to Ginny Cornelsen, Room 417 Ag Hall or by e- mail to email@example.com.
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