INS 519 – Department of International Studies at the University of Miami

This should not take more than 15-20 minutes!

Thank you for serving as an internship supervisor for the INS 519, Internships in International Studies and Civic Engagement: Harnessing Theory with Practice.  This is a new pilot course offered through the Department of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The course is offered to highly motivated students eager to gain more practical ‘real world’ experience, who are then challenged to apply that experience back to their coursework in public policy analysis ranging from local to worldwide issues.

In order to assess how the student has performed under your supervision in the internship position, it is essential that we obtain your feedback.  Students will not have access to this survey, and the results will be kept in strict confidence.  Your completed and submitted evaluation will become a contributing component worth 15% of the student-intern’s overall grade in the course.  Should there be feedback you wish to provide, apart from this evaluation, you are welcome to contact me directly.  Meanwhile, we also encourage internship supervisors to express their feedback to the student-interns directly, in order to make the student-interns more aware of their strengths and weaknesses vis-à-vis the internship experience for their future benefit.  Student-interns are in need of both positive and constructive criticism so they can be prepared for future workplace issues.

Kindly complete and submit this evaluation as soon as possible, to ensure there will be sufficient time to review it prior to upcoming final grade submission deadlines.

As the semester comes to a close, and we look forward to listening to the student-interns deliver their oral presentations during class session 3, it is with tremendous gratitude that, on behalf of the University, I ask you to complete this evaluation.  Again, thank you for your willingness to work with our students.  Moreover, please be certain to let me know if you would like to supervise students in internships again, next semester, or over the summer, so that I can begin the process of vetting and presenting you with qualified candidates.

John Twichell, Ph.D. and Lecturer
Office telephone: 305-284-6893