Fall 2006 Internship Opportunity
INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE IN COLLABORATION WITH
VPL SOLAR FOR FALL 2006
Description of Internship Opportunity:
VPL Solar is looking for motivated students to serve as interns for fall semester 2006. These unpaid internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining experience in historical preservation and supporting the mission of a non-profit organization. The VPL Solar supervisor will be Rick Schmidt, Executive Director of VPL Solar. The BGSU faculty advisor will be Angela Nelson, Chair of the Department of Popular Culture. The academic courses would be listed as POPC 490: VPL Vintage Magazine Proj for undergraduate students and POPC 689: VPL Vintage Magazine Proj for graduate students. Undergraduates may enroll for up to 8 credit hours with grade options. Graduate students may enroll for 3 credit hours with an S/U grade option. Students accepted to or currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in Popular Culture, American Culture Studies, Art, History, Ethnic Studies, Education, Sociology or related fields may gain the most educational value from this internship. However, students in other programs may apply. Basic computer proficiency is required. No experience is required or expected.
Interns would process advertisements, catalog magazines, prepare magazine descriptions, and assist the Executive Director in a variety of related tasks. VPL Solar is located at the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Work hours are flexible and can be arranged around the student’s work and academic schedule but must coincide with mall hours.
Fall Semester 2006 (Fifteen weeks)
Undergraduate students who enroll for 3 credit hours will be required to work 6 hours per week (90 hours total) at VPL Solar. 6 credit hours will require 12 hours per week (180 hours total). 8 credit hours will require 16 hours per week (240 hours total). Graduate students will be required to work 10 hours per week (150 hours total).
• Completion of weekly log (weekly Blackboard messages sent to Angela Nelson)
• 1000-1500 word typed, report (submitted at end of session or semester)
• On-site supervisor evaluation (submitted at end of session or semester that also verifies that 54 to 240 hours were completed, depending on number of academic credit hours)
By e-mail, students must submit (1) a letter of interest for the undergraduate or graduate internship indicating which semester or summer session you would like to intern, (2) a statement of how the internship will relate to her/his academic, career, and/or life goals and objectives, and (3) contact information to Rick Schmidt ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angela Nelson ( email@example.com). For fall semester 2006, the application due date is August 1, 2006 but requests will be taken until September 5, 2006. Students will be contacted within one week of the deadline. For more information, call 1-419-290-5396 or 1-419-372-0284 or visit www.bgsu.edu/departments/popc/.
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