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Internship Fellowships

Level 1: Internship Strategy Faculty Fellowship

The Internship Strategy Faculty Fellowship is focused on the implementation of internship best practices in the classroom. The training will be delivered through the Internships Best Practices Institute via Blackboard. The Institute will include a review of the support available to faculty from the Office of Experiential Learning, and the internship practices for what is considered the gold standard for ACC students, faculty, and employers. Additionally, the resources available to students and faculty such as Career Services and many others will also be reviewed. Faculty participants will be invited by the Internships Coordinator, Kathryn Naughton.

Requirements: Implement internship best practices into a course.

Start Date: Launches Summer 2022

Length: 3 weeks

Platform: Online via Blackboard

Content: Readings, videos, and online discussion boards

Compensation: Stipend of $200 and 10 hours of professional development credit awarded.

Completion of Level 1 places candidates in the selection pool for Level 2 Fellowships.

The Internship Research Faculty Fellowship will focus on researching a problem related to internships. Once the research topic is approved, faculty will spend 7-10 months writing a literature review. The literature review should identify trends, common themes, and gaps in research. Faculty will present the literature review to colleagues in a colloquium.

Requirements:

    • Faculty will choose a problem or issue to research surrounding internships
    • Faculty will gather existing research and data from reputable publications
    • Develop a thesis statement and position regarding the issue
    • Write a literature review and present

Length: 1 Year

Start Date/Semester: Spring 2022

Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed Level 1

Compensation: $1,200 stipend, and professional development hours

Application Deadline: Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Level 2 Schedule: Faculty will be expected to complete monthly check-ins with the Internships Coordinator:

Month 1: Select a Problem or Issue

Month 2: Submit a Thesis Statement

Month 3: Submit Research

Month 4: Outline Due

Month 5: Draft of Intro

Month 6: Draft of Body

Month 7: Draft of Conclusion

Month 8: Peer Review

Month 9: Final Draft Due

Applications Closed

Completion of Level 2 places candidates in the selection pool for Level 3 Fellowships.

Level 3: Senior Internship Research Faculty Fellowship

The Senior Internship Research Faculty Fellowship will focus on conducting research focused on a problem related to internships beyond a literature review.

Duration: 2 years

Application:

    • Faculty will submit a letter of intent or interest.
    • Faculty will be expected to again develop a hypothesis or question to answer, based on previous research gathered in Level 2.
    • Faculty will be required to participate in a minimum of 3 additional professional development opportunities in or outside of ACC.
    • Share the research via conferences, Spring Development Day presentations, or community discussions/events.

Conduct research at ACC

Year 1 should primarily serve as data collection

Year 2 includes analysis and drawing conclusions

    • Faculty should set a goal to present their findings for at least 1 of their required 3 professional development hours.
    • Prepare publication level research.
    • Faculty should write a grad-level research paper that could be published within and outside of ACC.
    • Faculty will present their finds at a colloquium.

 

Level 3 Schedule: Faculty will be expected to complete monthly check-ins with the Internships Coordinator:

Month 1: Select a Problem or Issue

Month 2: Submit a Thesis Statement

Month 3: Submit Research

Month 4: Outline Due

Month 5: Draft of Intro

Month 6: Draft of Body

Month 7: Draft of Conclusion

Month 8: Peer Review

Month 9: Final Draft Due

Contact

For any questions about the Internship Faculty Fellowships, please contact Kathryn Naughton, Internships Coordinator: kathryn.naughton@austincc.edu.