Transition Program Internship Policies/Expectations
- Students are permitted three absences per semester from internship. For each additional absence, your grade is lowered one letter grade unless there are special circumstances (serious illness, death in the family, etc.)
- Additional absences beyond the three, must be made up at the end of the semester.
- You (not your parents) must call your internship supervisor and Transition supervisor by a specified time (outlined in the Training Agreement) if you are going to be absent.
- Unless it is an emergency DO NOT make doctor appointments (or any other appointments) on internship days.
- If you leave your internship early because of illness, (or any reason) you must call the Transition Program BEFORE you leave your internship.
- Students are permitted three lates per semester from internship. For each additional late, your grade is lowered one letter grade.
- If you are going to be late, you must make every effort to call your internship supervisor and Transition supervisor to inform them.
- Students are expected to return from lunch and breaks on time.
- Students are expected to be well groomed, exhibit good personal hygiene and dress professionally.
- Male students are typically expected to wear dockers or khakis and a button down shirt or collared polo. Jeans, sweats, T-shirts are not permitted unless requested by the host employer.
- Female students are typically expected to wear a nice pants outfit or skirt and top or dress. Mini-skirts, jeans, shorts and capri pants are not permitted.
- Students are not expected to wear flip flops or sneakers. In some work settings, employers may request that the student wear sneakers.
- Follow all company rules and regulations including confidentiality rules.
- Use appropriate language at all times.
- Be respectful, polite and cooperative with supervisors and co-workers.
- Handle stress and/or frustration in an appropriate manner.
- Keep your personal issues/problems out of the workplace.
- Students are not permitted to use e-mail or the internet for their personal use at their internship.
- WORK RELATED internet research and work related e-mails are permitted.
CELL PHONES/PERSONAL CALLS; VISITORS:
- Students are not permitted to make or receive personal telephone calls during work hours. Personal calls should be made during lunch or break from a cell phone or pay phone.
- Cell phones should be turned off during work hours: no calls and no texting.
- The only time students can request to use the company phone is if they are ill and need to leave their internship early.
- Give your family your supervisor’s work phone number, so they can reach you in case of an emergency.
- Students are not permitted to receive visitors at their worksite. If you are meeting a friend, fellow student or relative for lunch, you should meet the person in the lobby, cafeteria or outside the building.
WORK ATTITUDE AND EFFORT:
- Willingly do all assigned tasks without complaint, whether or not they are “preferred” tasks.
- Listen and follow directions.
- Ask questions if you do not understand the directions or how to do the task.
- Inform your supervisor if you are having a problem.
- Give your best effort.
- Focus on your work and do not spend time socializing during work hours.
- Accept constructive criticism appropriately and follow up by making the necessary changes or improvements.
- Ask for more work when you have completed your tasks.
- Take the initiative to do learned tasks without being reminded or asked.