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Participating in a Technical Communication Internship

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Although the benefits of internships seem clear, the path to participating in a successful technical communication internship experience is not always clear, and advice is scattered across many articles and Web sites. If you are a current student or a practitioner who is considering a return to school, you might have questions about finding internship opportunities, evaluating your options, and getting the most out of the experience. If you are a new internship coordinator, you might wonder how to manage 30-50 separate internships over the course of a semester. If you are an employer, you might have questions about how to establish an effective internship program at your company. Because an internship is a three-way partnership, this tutorial is divided into three sections providing advice to the major participants in this collaborative partnership: students, internship coordinators, and agency sponsors.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: August 1, 2006

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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