CZS60 Applied Internships

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/10. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Charles Michael Elavsky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Glogar
Pan-university studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Glogar
Supplier department: Pan-university studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Course objectives
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An internship experience provides the student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work setting. The experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn and provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
Learning outcomes
LEARNING GOALS: The internship will provide students with the opportunity to: • Gain practical experience within the business environment. • Acquire knowledge of the industry in which the internship is done. • Apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work setting. • Develop a greater understanding about career options while more clearly defining personal career goals. • Experience the activities and functions of business professionals. • Develop and refine oral and written communication skills. • Identify areas for future knowledge and skill development.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • EXPECTATIONS: To receive credit for the internship, you are required to attend class, complete all assignments and turn them in by the deadline, and present yourself in a professional manner at all times. You are responsible for all materials and announcements related to the course. Additionally, you are representing yourself, the CzechMates Program and Masaryk University as a CzechMates intern at the organization. Please keep in mind that you are expected to: 1. Arrive at work as scheduled, ready to work, and stay for the agreed upon time 2. Present yourself in a professional manner at all times, including being appropriately dressed for your workplace 3. Communicate any concerns with your supervisor and the internship coordinator in a timely manner and respectfully 4. Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in what you are doing; ask questions and take initiative as appropriate 5. Complete and submit assigned tasks by designated timelines. Meet all deadlines 6. Participate in assigned meetings at work and with the internship coordinator 7. Keep track of and accurately report internship hours worked You should consider your commitment to this internship as a formal professional responsibility, similar to how you will approach your first full-time employment opportunity after college. Doing so shows respect and demonstrates dedication to your learning and the fulfillment of this prospect’s potential. It is your investment in your education along a range of opportunities. It should be considered and engaged as such. Repeated failure to adhere to these standards will result in a formal review and potential academic consequences, up to and including dismissal from the CzechMates program.
  • Perlin, R. (2011) Intern Nation. London: Verso
  • Kiser, P. (2008). The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from your Experience. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole
  • Ciofalo, A (Ed.) (1992). Internships: Perspectives on Experiential Learning. Malabar, FL: Kreierger Publishing
  • Sweitzer, F and King, M. (2014). The Successful Internship: Personal, Professional, and Civic Development in Experiential Learning. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole
Teaching methods (in Czech)
CLASS: We will meet weekly as a group to discuss the readings and the ideas therein as they directly relate to your experiences in the internship itself. Key to this is sharing the insights you are garnering with your classmates as an active and developing dialogue across the semester. We will address the internship experience theoretically from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the philosophical to the pragmatic culminating with practical assignments (related to the development of your resume, narrative statements, “elevator pitch” interview skills, etc.) which concretely incorporate a more sophisticated and holistic representation of your learning -- across the spectrum of your study abroad experience -- into your professional demeanor and presentation.
Assessment methods
COURSE CREDIT: Students must complete the following number of work hours to receive course credit for their internship. 1 hour of credit = 67 hours of work 2 hours of credit = 134 hours of work 3 hours of credit 4 hours of credit = = 201 hours of work 268 hours of work ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING: Pre-Internship Quiz 5% Memorandum of Agreement 5% Organizational Introductory Paper 10% Reflective Journal Assignments 10% Internship Experience Report, Resume And Internship Time Verification 40% Evaluations 10% Presentation/Final Class 20%
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, spring 2020.
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