Internship Final Portfolio Due Dates for Fall 2014
Rough Drafts of Resume and Cover Letter (in Dropbox) and LinkedIn profile (emailed): Tuesday, November 18, 6pm
Revised Drafts Due (in Dropbox): Friday November 21, 9am
Last Day of Regular Classes: Monday, December 8 (is also the last day of your internship)
Final Portfolio Due Date: Friday, December 12, 5pm
How to Hand In: Name documents correctly and place in your personal folder of the class Dropbox. No late work will be accepted. The Final Evaluation Form from your Internship Supervisor is due at this deadline as well; these will be emailed the week of November 24.
Your Final Portfolio includes:
1. An updated cover letter (name file LastnameFirstname_Cover_Letter_Final_Portfolio);
2. An updated resume (name file LastnameFirstname_Resume_Final_Portfolio);
3. Three items exhibiting professional work; and (name each file Lastname_Firstname_Portfolio1, Portfolio2, Portfolio3_
4. A fully fleshed-out, professional LinkedIn profile, with an appropriate profile photo; reflects your professional experience, academic backgrounds;
5. A final piece of reflective writing (name file LastnameFirstname_Resume_Final_Portfolio_Writing);.
Notice the LinkedIn profile requirement is new.
Descriptions appear below.
Updated Cover Letter. This cover letter can be addressed to a real position for which the intern plans to apply, or a hypothetical person/company/position (e.g., Jane Doe at Upstate Nonprofit regarding the opening for the “entry-level administrative position”). Either way, the goal is the same: to write a cover letter that outlines the intern’s qualifications and experience for a specific job, one that integrates a description of his or her internship experience.
Updated Resume. An updated, professional resume, one page, which includes student’s internship experience.
Three Items Exhibiting Professional Work. This varies depending on the kind of experience and internship a student has, but the principle is the same: three (3) items produced during his or her time at the placement that exhibit professional work, ones that you plan to discuss in your Final Reflective Writing. This may include more straightforward examples of professional work: articles, blog posts, internal reports, press releases, promotional flyers, brochures. There are other, less conventional examples: emails, lesson plans, invitation for a benefit. Still others might be screenshot of a database the intern updated, a quiz the intern drafted for a class. If the student needs help with other suggestions, they speak with the internship instructor.
LinkedIn profile, thorough and professional. Go by this LinkedIn Checklist and complete your profile accordingly.
Final Reflective Writing. This can take either of two forms. Either of these will be marked for mechanics, grammar, and general professional neatness.
- A 3-5 page reflective paper (MLA format 750-1000 words) that describes your internship, the activities you performed while at your placement (this is where you would discuss your portfolio items), what you think you benefitted from the experience. Include one story from your internship experience that stands out to you. And, finally, see if you can explain how the internship helped you draw the connection with being an English major and what you plan to do professionally after college. Also, include any advice you might have for students who will take this class in the future. Dividing your paper into sections with headers for each of these topics is totally acceptable.
- An interview that will be published on the Saint Rose English Blog (stroseenglish.com) and possibly other college-related promotional materials. To do this, answer the following interview questions. Since this is an interview, the word count is lower than the first option (500-750 words), and has the added mutual benefit of getting the story of your experience out to the world. There are some other requirements. We will need photo(s) of you at the placement, a signed Consent form to use your photo. (A PDF copy, “Consent on letterhead,” is in the “03 Resources Rubrics Forms” folder of our Dropbox. A printout can also be provided.) Questions appear below, and you should keep the questions there and provide answers below.
Internship Title, Company, Location (for example, Fundraising Intern at ABC Nonprofit in Albany, NY):
Describe what you did at your internship?
Can you tell us one story about your internship that stands out?
Did this internship help you draw the connection with being an English major and what you plan to do professionally after college?
Any advice for English majors?