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Internship Process

Course Description

Documentation of the internship experience includes final paper, media samples, and/or presentation. Students may choose one of four options depending on their individual circumstances –

Option #1

Final paper, media samples, and presentation to other New Media students and faculty

  • This option requires you to return to campus to give presentation, or provide a video of yourself which can be viewed in your absence.
  • Final grade is divided into thirds – paper 34%, media samples 33%, and presentation 33%.
  • Paper:
    • 10-12 pages, not including title page, table of contents, or images
    • 2500-3000 word count
    • Typewritten, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins

Option #2

Final paper and media samples

  • Select this option if you are unable to return to campus to give a presentation.
  • Final grade is divided in half – paper 50% and media samples 50%
  • Paper:
    • 16-18 pages not including title page, table of contents, or images
    • 4000-4500 word count
    • Typewritten, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins

Option #3

Final paper and presentation

  • Option for intern who is not able to share his/her media samples due to a nondisclosure agreement or who has been involved in a much larger project, i.e. feature film production, and does not have personal material to submit.
  • Final grade is divided in half – paper 50% and presentation 50%
  • Paper (16-18 pages not including Title Page, Table of Contents, or images, word count 4,000-4,500), typewritten, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins

Option #4

Final paper

  • This option is for interns who have signed a non-disclosure agreement, or who have been involved in a much larger project, i.e. feature film production, and does not have personal material to submit, and is also unable to return to campus to give a presentation.
  • Final grade for paper- 100%
  • Paper:
    • 20-25 pages not including title page and table of contents
    • 5000-6500 word count
    • Typewritten, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins
  • You must obtain permission to complete this option from the Internship Program Coordinator prior to submission. Permission is granted only under special circumstances.

 

Special Notes

Presentations and Submissions

Options 1 & 3 (with presentations) are not available to students interning over the summer months because there are no New Media classes in session during that time in which to give their presentations.

You must obtain permission from your employment supervisor to submit samples of your work. Occasionally, employers have requested that once the Internship Program Coordinator has viewed the work that it be destroyed. Once the material is destroyed, verification is sent to the employer.

Your media samples may be used as a teaching tool by the Internship Program Coordinator to demonstrate the type of work which is required by specific employers or as an example of outstanding material submitted. If you would prefer to not have your work used in this manner, please give a written request to the Internship Program Coordinator before you submit your material.

Grading and Deadlines

You may submit your material in hard copy, via email attachments, or Dropbox. If you are mailing or couriering your material, make sure you allow sufficient time for delivery by the designated deadline.

Deadlines for submission of final paper and work samples must be received by 4:30 p.m. deadline date:

  • April 10th for Spring semester
  • August 10th for Summer semester
  • December 10th for Fall semester

If the deadline falls on a weekend, your submission will be due on the next working day.

Occasionally, students get a later start in the semester. In those instances, the deadline for final submission may be given a later date. That must be arranged with the Internship Program Coordinator.