Sample Field Studies

For a Community – Creating a Community Internship Program . . .

A team of students was formed by a community volunteer to address the issue of creating a Community Internship program for the high schools in the community.  The team identified approximately 30 such organizations, interviewed all of them to gain their support, created “position descriptions” for the interns at each organization and linked the required tasks to be performed by the intern to the “Critical Skills” (to ensure that what the students would be doing would be substantive), developed findings, conclusions and recommendations, and presented their report to the schools and to the school board.

Then they implemented the program which endured for approximately 20 years and gave hundreds of students an opportunity to obtain a meaningful work-place learning experience and practice the “Critical Skills.”  This program, created and initiated entirely by students, cost the school district NOTHING.

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