HTHNC 2022-2023 Internship Handbook
- Agree to understand and support the goals of the program
- Communicate regularly with the HTH Internship Coordinator
- Help students develop an authentic research question of mutual interest
- Provide students time to pursue data collection throughout the week
- Be available for three in-person site visits from the Supervisory Teacher or HTH Internship Coordinator, and one in-person/remote call check-in during the second half of the program
Tips for being a successful Mentor
Some Helpful Guidelines for Being an Effective, Supportive Mentor
- An effective method of mentoring is to have a set time (twice a week is recommended) to meet with the student to review progress on projects, touch base, and provide feedback. The mentor oversees and assigns the student’s tasks toward fulfilling the project.
- Evaluation is important to the student’s development and is an opportunity to identify strengths and areas for growth. It is helpful if the mentor evaluates the student throughout the Internship, not just at the end. The evaluation should be planned as a learning experience and an opportunity for dialogue and mutual feedback. Regularly scheduled evaluations help avoid common problems with Internships, including miscommunication, misunderstanding of job roles, and lack of specific goals and objectives.
- Mentors may find it helpful to schedule a preliminary evaluation early in the Internship (for example, in the second week). This helps the mentor understand whether the student understands the role and responsibilities of the Internship tasks or if there are specific areas in which the student has questions or needs further help. At the end of the Internship, mentors submit a MENTOR EVALUATION FORM (see pages 15-16 of the Internship Handbook) to the HTH teacher.