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Reflective Activity Assignments

Reflective Activity Assignment #1


In approximately one page (325 words), describe and comment on your internship experience so far. What tasks or duties have you performed? What have you learned? What has challenged or surprised you? What has been most satisfying or rewarding?

This assignment will be treated confidentially by the Internship Coordinator; it will not be shared with the internship host.

Reflective Activity Assignment #1 must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator about one third of the way through the internship. At the same time, the intern must also set up an appointment to meet with the Internship Coordinator.

Reflective Activity Assignment #2

In complete sentences, identify five or more things that you know now, which you didn’t know before starting your internship.

This assignment will be treated confidentially by the Internship Coordinator; it will not be shared with the internship host.

Reflective Activity Assignment #2 must be submitted to the internship coordinator about two thirds of th way through the internship. If a meeting with the Internship Coordinator is desired, an appointment should be made.

Reflective Activity Assignment #3

In an essay of four to five pages (1300 to 1625 words), reflect on and evaluate your internship experience. You will need to cover all of the following:

  • What you have learned, very specifically, including such things as technical skills, communication skills, "people skills," and the like.
  • What strengths and weaknesses you had when you started and finished the internship.
  • How you contributed to the organization or business during your internship.
  • How you feel the business or organization helps interns have a good experience, and how the organization might have improved your learning experience.


  • How much the internship has helped you to link your academic interests to the “real world” beyond college. This assignment will be treated confidentially by the Internship Coordinator; it will not be shared with the internship host.

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