Chapter 6: Mentoring Interns

Published: Nov 5, 2021
Contributor: John Berg

License: CC BY NC ND 4.0 license – Allows redistribution but no additions or revisions to content. Forbids commercial use.

Mentoring of inters is essential to assure that internships are an academic experience in which students learn about political science to justify the academic credit they receive. Mentoring is done mostly through person communication, both oral and written, and can be facilitated by incorporating into the internship into the internships program components such as journal, class meetings, learning contracts, self-evaluations, and site visits. This chapter also briefly considers how to conduct mentoring in special situations, including those that are geographically distant from campus or are ephemeral, namely political campaigns.

Keywords: Internships: Mentoring, Quality of Learning.

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