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RTF 384N - Internship

INSTRUCTOR: Strover

UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR (for course times & locations)

PREREQUISITES:
*Graduate Standing Required
*Offered on a Credit / No Credit Basis Only
*Approval of the RTF Graduate Advisor and RTF Department Chair required

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Prior to the 12th class day (Fall and Spring semesters) or 4th class day (Whole Summer Session), you must secure an internship. See the guidelines below:

*Complete the Application Form and obtain the signatures of the RTF Graduate Advisor and RTF Department Chair.
*Complete the Agreement Form (attached to the application form, linked above) and obtain the signature of your Internship Supervisor.
*Submit the completed Application Form and Agreement Form to the RTF Graduate Office.
*Register for RTF 384N

MINIMUM NUMBER OF WORK HOURS
To receive academic credit for your RTF internship, you must complete 160-180 work hours with the host organization. During the Fall and spring semesters this generally means at least between 10-15 hours per week for 10-15 weeks.

ACCEPTABLE INTERNSHIPS:
The internship host organization or supervisor must be a professional company or individual currently active in and with considerable experience in some aspect of the film, video, television, audio, digital media, telecommunications, or radio industries. As an intern, you must be engaged in activities that provide meaningful professional experiences within one of these media industries.

END OF SEMESTER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
The following materials are due to the RTF Department Chair on the last class day of the semester:

*Your Internship Evaluation: Your evaluation of the internship experience using the appropriate form.
*Your Supervisor's Confidential Final Evaluation of your performance, signed, and in a sealed envelope.
*A 3-5 page paper, double-spaced, typed, which summarizes and assesses your internship experience. This should be an evaluative document, not simply a report of your activities. Begin by discussing your internship responsibilities and include an analysis of your role within the organization in which you interned, insights you gained about the industry, and any other pertinent information.
*Work Samples: It is preferable, but not required, that you submit a portfolio including samples of work performed during your internship