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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Public Policy/Service Internship
Course: POS281AB

First Term: 1992 Fall
Laboratory   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: L

Description: Field experience in community service, public policy or public service.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Report on internship experiences with assigned agencies. (I)
2. Provide written analysis and critique of the internship experience. (I)
3. Complete individual educational plan approved by the faculty coordinator for the student and sponsoring agency. (I)
4. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills. (II)
5. Prepare a presentation relating to an activity of the organization or agency. (II)
6. Access the major decision makers in agency or organization. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Internship Core Components
      1. Complete fifty (50) clock contact hours per semester credit
      2. Keep a journal of daily activities to demonstrate a variety of job related skills
      3. Attend all Center for Public Policy and Service round table presentations and discussions and be prepared to ask questions or make comments
      4. Meet a minimum of 2 times per semester with faculty coordinator
      5. Write an analytical paper (10-15 pages typewritten) at end of internship evaluating the experience and providing suggestions for improvement of the program
      6. Cooperate with agency supervisor to complete evaluation of internship experience for purposes of awarding grade and credit
II. Communication Skill Development
   A. Answer telephone, direct callers to appropriate persons for assistance, answer questions
   B. Use the computer to transmit information, to build a data base, to organize presentations
   C. Write memos or prepare documents
   D. Make verbal presentations and prepare a presentation relating to an activity of the agency
III. Public Policy Experience
   A. Meet and learn the names and basic information about decision makers and co-workers at agency
   B. Recommend activities to provide client or constituent service
   C. Meet clients/constituents to represent the agency/organization in a positive manner
   D. Schedule events, prepare setting (logistics) to ensure effective activities
   E. Represent sponsoring agency in a positive manner
   F. Cooperate with others at sponsoring agency to complete goals, objectives, tasks of that agency
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/17/1991

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