Difficulty understanding or accepting their limitations


  1. It is essential to become familiar with the student’s abilities. This can be through observation, periodic review of the Student’s Profile Sheet and speaking to the Internship Coordinator. Task expectation should be REALISTIC for the student to be successful.
  2. Share the “Student Profile Sheet” with the staff and inform them of the student’s arrival and what to expect from the student.
  3. Schedule routine meeting with yourself and the student. This will provide an opportunity to discuss performance, ask questions and give feedback.
  4. Explain to the student what happens if the work they perform is not done accurately or if they don’t follow your instruction closely. Also include why it is important to complete the task and how this relates to the departments productivity.
  5. Feedback is an important part of their learning. Look for opportunity to praise even small steps of improvement. When giving feedback be specific and clear about what you are praising.
  6. Constructive feedback is just as important as positive in the learning process. Avoid letting minor issue escalate into major ones. Be specific and clear about the issue at hand.
  7. Always begin with a positive statement before giving critical feedback.
  8. Maintain ongoing communication with the Internship Coordinator via the routine visits, e-mail and telephone calls to insure that questions or problems can be addressed as soon as they arise.

Last Modified: 3/20/18