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Learn More About What the Academic Internship Committee (AIC) is Working on This Semester!

This AIC is working on a number of different of different goals related to internships. Interested faculty and staff are invited to join us for our meetings this semester (Mondays, 2-3pm on 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, and 5/6).

Dear Colleagues,

The interdisciplinary Academic Internship Committee (AIC) fosters the exchange of best practices for administering internships as rich learning experiences, offering a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges. Our primary goal is to foster an internship culture across campus with a sustainable structure for management and growth.

We would like to invite interested faculty and staff to join us for our meetings this semester (Mondays, 2-3pm on 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, and 5/6).

We are also writing with updates on our activities:

- We are starting our second year of an internship pilot program in Psychology and Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Laurel McNall (lmcnall@brockport.edu) and Kim Young (kyoung@brockport.edu) are available to speak to departments about their experiences with designing/revamping internship courses.

- We are currently working with a vendor to develop a Salesforce database to help us track employer partners as well as student participation across campus. We plan to have a prototype to test this spring.

- We continue to work on informational and educational sessions for faculty, staff, and students. These initiatives include:

- Providing interns an opportunity to present their experiences at Undergraduate Research & Internship Day (fall) and Poster Palooza at Scholars Day (spring).

- Note: Poster Palooza will be held on April 10 from 1 pm – 2:20 pm in the SERC. Interested interns will need to add “internships” in the special requirements section and should contact us for a poster template. The deadline for Scholars Day submissions is March 1.

- Hosting a series of informative panels to better educate employer partners. This spring’s dates will be March 22 and April 26, with more information to follow.

- Developing a series of four interactive online professionalism modules for students prior to the start of an internship.

Lastly, we have a Blackboard page, which includes the SUNY internship manual customized for Brockport and other useful resources. To be added to this Blackboard page, or for any other information about the AIC, please contact our graduate assistant, Caroline Phillips (aic@brockport.edu).

Laurel McNall, Psychology

Amanda Shearer, Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Jill Wesley, Career Services

Co-Chairs, Academic Internship Committee

Contact:

aic@brockport.edu

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