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.
- 6.1 Journal Guidelines Link opens in a new tab.
- 6.2 Sample Learning Agreement Link opens in a new tab.
- 6.3 Sample Placement Agreement Link opens in a new tab.
- 6.4 Sample Self-evaluation Instructions Link opens in a new tab.
- 6.5 Sample #2: Intern Site Evaluation Instrument for Supervisors Link opens in a new tab.
- Political Science Internships - Chapter 6: Mentoring Interns Link opens in a new tab.