Institutionalizing Internships: Enhancing Civic Tradition Through State Capital Internship Packages
By Lauren S. Foley, Western Michigan Collegeand Marty P. Jordan, Michigan State College
Political science makes use of public service internships to strengthen college students’ civic virtues (e.g., political information, confidence, effectiveness, and dedication). However the scholarship on instructing and studying treats internships as equal. Some college students enroll in structured internship packages that contain a number of credit, symbiotic programs, and school assist. Whereas different college students pursue utilized apply independently. Based mostly on three years of information from two college fieldwork packages, we discover that every one internships are related to good points in civic values. However college students who take part in structured internship packages report higher will increase in political information, religion in establishments, and perception that they will have an effect on change.
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