Title

Master's and Undergraduate Industrial/Organizational Internships: Data-based Recommendations for Successful Experiences

Abstract

Internships play a vital role in the education of master's and undergraduate-level industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology students, providing applied learning experiences in organizational settings under qualified supervision. This article presents results collected from surveys of organizational hosts and interns. It addresses locating sites for internships, ensuring an appropriate experience, and the responsibilities of organizational hosts. The authors describe the responsibilities of faculty and students, student competencies, and evaluation of student performance in providing a meaningful internship experience. They provide suggestions for yielding productive and useful internship experiences for master's I/O students with particular attention on the development of an appropriate internship site and framing requirements with the organizational host. They recommend strategies and techniques for monitoring and evaluating the I/O intern.

Department(s)

Psychological Science

Keywords and Phrases

Graduate Education; I/O Psychology; Internships; Practicum; Undergraduate Education

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

986283

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 SAGE Publications Inc., All rights reserved.

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