Weekly Internship Logs
Interns are required to submit weekly internship logs throughout the semester. The logs do not go to the Site Supervisor, but are submitted to the Internship Coordinator through ANGEL. Logs are due at the end of each week. Completed logs must be submitted by Monday of the following week. For example, for a week that ends on Friday, January 14, the log would be due NO LATER than Monday, January 17, by midnight. Additionally, logs must be submitted in Microsoft Word document format. No other format will be accepted, and until it is in the appropriate format, the log will not be counted. Students who submit their logs late more than once may encounter a penalty in their final grades, depending on individual circumstances. Given that students are aware of the lateness policy, there is a clear expectation that logs will be handed in on time.
The purpose of the logs is to help interns reflect upon their experiences and to provide the Internship Coordinator with insight into the interns’ daily activities as well as the daily operation of the agency/facility. The weekly log is also the main line of communication between the intern and the Internship Coordinator. At the end of the log, there is a comments section that provides interns with an opportunity to express thoughts and concerns, and ask the Internship Coordinator questions. Students should use the daily log as a way to think and write about what they learned each day. See Appendix D for a copy of the blank weekly log form. When writing the weekly log, the basic strategy is for students to provide sufficient information to detail the activities they engaged in, as well as how what they are learning affects their professional development. For each weekly log, the Internship Coordinator will evaluate the quality of the report in one of two categories: √ = Acceptable and √- = Unacceptable. Given that the weekly logs constitute 20% of a student’s final grade, it is important that students write satisfactory logs that document work activities as well as detail how these experiences affect their professional development for a given week. Finally, although logs should be thorough, they do not need to be more than 2 single-spaced typed pages.
During the last week of the internship (15th week for fall and spring; 12th week for summer), each student is required to complete a short critique of the internship experience. The critique should include: (a) an overview of the activities the intern engaged in with a critique of the personal and professional development gained from these activities, (b) an assessment of the supervision and support the intern received at the site, (c) self-assessment of the intern's performance and relative strengths and weaknesses, (d) suggestions for improving the internship experience for future interns, and (e) any other relevant comments. The critique should be 3-5 typewritten pages. When writing the critique, be sure to use these exact headings: Overview of Internship Activities, Supervision Assessment, Self-assessment, Suggestions for Improving the Internship Experience, and, if relevant, Other Comments. The critique must be uploaded to the ANGEL site no later than the last day of University classes.