Programs

Internship Program in Sustainability

For Interns

Deliverables

There are seven major deliverables associated with your internship, listed below. For many of these deliverables, you will be required to turn in drafts in advance of the final due date.

Due Dates for AY 13-14

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Deliverable
Due Date
Mentor/Intern AgreementsWednesday, May 28
BloggingCheck blogging schedule: Oncourse > Blogging Schedule (Tab)
Work PlanDraft: Wednesday, May 28;  Final: Wednesday, June 4
Interim ReportDraft: Wednesday, June 18; Final: Wednesday, June 25
Check-in Meetings

#1: Wednesday, May 28 through Friday, May 30

#2: Wednesday, June 25 through Friday, June 27

Final Report

Outline: Monday, July 14; Draft: Wednesday, July 30

Final Turn-in Meetings: Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8 

Symposium PageMonday, July 14
Symposium Poster

Draft (due to mentors): Friday, July 18; Review Session: Monday, July 21; Final: Wednesday, July 23

Intern Resource FileFinal Turn-in Meetings: Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8
Overview

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Interns are responsible for preparing the following deliverables:

Weekly Schedule 

Due Date: Wednesday, May 28

In the first week, interns are asked to submit a weekly schedule mapping when they plan to work on a weekly basis and when they have class and recurring engagements. 

Download the Weekly Schedule Template

Mentor/Intern Agreement

Due Date: Wednesday, May 28 (submit online link below)

The mentor/intern agreement is an important first step to the internship program as it serves to introduce interns to their mentors and create a sustainable relationship between mentor and intern.

View the Mentor/Intern Agreement

Work Plan

Due Dates: Draft: Wednesday, May 28; Final: Wednesday, June 4

During the first two weeks of the academic year program, interns will work with their project mentors to develop a detailed work plan. At a minimum, this plan should include: an overall project description; clear overarching project objectives; a monthly work plan with interim goals; and a description of the interns’ work arrangement (e.g. approximate hours, where/how the work will be carried out, etc.) as well as both interim and final project deliverables.

View the Work Plan

Blog Entries

Due Dates: Blogging Schedule is available on Oncourse

Each intern is responsible for composing at least two blog entries. In addition, to facilitate dialogue and foster collaboration on projects, interns are required to comment on blog posts throughout the program. The intern may write articles about any topic relevant to his/her internship, the seminar or campus sustainability. Comments on other interns' posts should be constructive and thought-provoking. 

View Blogging Guidelines

Interim Progress Report

Due Dates: Draft: Wednesday, June 18; Final: Wednesday, June 25

After approximately two months of work, students will be required to submit an interim progress report. In addition to summarizing the interns’ progress to date, the interim report will highlight substantial changes to the original work plans, discuss critical factors that have facilitated or hindered the project to date, and provide additional details on the scope and content of the final product.

View Interim Template

IUOS Check-in Meetings

Scheduled: #1: Wednesday, May 28 through Friday, May 30; #2 Wednesday, June 25 through Friday, June 27

On two occasions, interns who are not directly mentored by IUOS will be required to meet with IUOS staff. The meetings will provide an opportunity for: 1) the interns and coordinator to get know one another individually, 2) the interns and fellows to articulate their personal goals for the academic year, and 3) periodic feedback on the individual projects and seminar.

Final Report/Project

Due Dates: Outline: Monday, July 14; Draft: Wednesday, July 30; Final Turn-in Meetings: Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8

During the last week of the academic year program, interns will be required to submit their final project reports and/or products. Project mentors and interns will collaborate to determine the exact nature and scope of final reports and/or products.

View Final Report Resources

Project Poster

Due Dates: Draft (due to mentors): Friday, July 18; Review Session: Monday, July 21; Final: Wednesday: July 23

On Friday, August 1, interns will be required to present their year’s work to the Office of Sustainability, members of the Sustainability Advisory Board, and broader campus community. Students should have draft posters finished several days in advance, and IUOS will take responsibility for printing the poster.

View Poster Guidelines

Symposium Page

Due Date: Monday, July 14

Interns will be expected to contribute to the symposium booklet by providing information for their page.

View Symposium Page Template

Intern Resource File

Due Date: Final Turn-in Meetings: Wednesday, August 6 through Friday August 8

We need good records of your stakeholder contacts, working documents, and resources to ensure your work is not duplicated in the future. Interns will be responsible for compiling this information and uploading it to Oncourse at the close of their internship.

Calendar

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