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Y. Out with the Old, In with the New: Innovating Internship from Application to Graduation
(Event: 2020 AMTA Conference)

Nov 22, 2020 1:15 pm - Nov 22, 2020 5:15 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Stuck in a rut with the same old method? Internship directors must revise approaches and processes to fit the ever-changing needs and trends of younger generations of interns and students. Explore characteristics of Millennials and Gen Z, innovative application and interview techniques, supervision, schedules, and evaluation model of a successful internship setting. This presentation is designed for supervisors only.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify 3-5 characteristics of the Millennial and Gen Z generations that impact learning, performance, and professional behavior. CBMT domains: III.B.3, IV.A.2, IV.B.7, IV.B.11.
  2. Participants will identify techniques to assess prospective interns’ skills, provide productive feedback during supervision, and evaluate competencies. CBMT domains: IV.A.2, IV.B.11, IV.B.14.


I.Welcome (10 minutes)
II.     Why innovate? (60 minutes)
   a.Rationale for innovating internship
   b.Characteristics of generations
   c.Mental health and job performance
BREAK (10 minutes)
III.Theorizing innovation (45 minutes)
   a.Self-Determination Theory
   b.Psychological needs
   c.Internship theory
IV.Executing innovation (90 minutes)
   a.Application process
   b.Internship orientation
   c.Schedule and structure... insert BREAK (10 minutes)
V.Questions and course evaluation (15 minutes)



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