Proposal for an Internship Program Essay

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Introduction………………………… …………………………………………………….2

Discerning the Context……………………………………………………………………3

Building a Solid Base of Support…………………………………………………………4

Identifying and Prioritizing Program Ideas……………………………………………….5

Developing Objectives……………………………………………………………………9

Devising Transfer of Learning…………………………………………………………...10

Designing Instruction…………………………………………………………………….11

Formulating Evaluations…………………………………………………………………13

Making Recommendations………………………………………………………………15

Format of Internship Program …………………………………………………………....16

Identifying Programming Staff…………………………………………………………..17

Budgets and Marketing…………………………………………………………………..18
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The above is the mission statement for the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Masters program. The latter part of the mission statement emphasizes that graduates from the program will be prepared to work in and cultivate educational environments that are receptive to diversity. Moreover, an essential part of the learning experience and professional preparation should include practica and field experiences. In practice, however, does the HALE Masters program encourage students to utilize these experiential learning opportunities? If not, what changes could be implemented to the HALE program? One solution is to develop a quality internship program for HALE students. In the Spring of 2003, the EAD 877 Program Planning and Evaluation class was asked to develop a proposal for an internship program for the HALE Masters program. The proposal for an internship program, resulting from the collaborative effort of the members of the class, is presented in this report. The report, like the planning of the internship program itself, is organized following the steps of the Interactive Model of Program Planning, as described by Rosemary Caffarella in Planning Programs for Adult Learners. The twelve sections of this report correspond to the twelve steps of the Interactive Model of Program Planning provided by Caffarella (see Appendix A). For each of the twelve steps, we explain the activities included in that

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