Assignment 02.01: Internship Journal and Samples


The goal of this assign­ment is to doc­u­ment the student’s intern­ship activity.


The objec­tive of this assign­ment is to pro­vide evi­dence of par­tic­i­pa­tion through a a writ­ten and visual nar­ra­tive of the activ­i­ties and projects assigned to the intern. Infor­ma­tion is stored on the secure course server.

Background Reading


Make daily entries that describe your activ­i­ties. Entries should hon­estly and objec­tively reflect the work and inter­ac­tion with your spon­sor. The grad­ing for this assign­ment is based on both quan­tity as well as qual­ity of entries.

Part One

How to make entries:

  • Log into the appro­pri­ate D2L course.
  • Under the Dis­cus­sions tab in D2L, select your name and select begin new forum.
  • Under the Sub­ject, enter the num­ber and spon­sor orga­ni­za­tion name, begin­ning with 001 (ie 001 Acme Company).
  • Add attach­ments files as nec­es­sary, espe­cially those ref­er­enced in the cor­re­spond­ing forum entries. These files may be comps, or may be images of activ­i­ties, loca­tions, screen shots or fin­ished files. Pay care­ful atten­tion to files names to ensure clar­ity of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Com­p­resed files are accept­able, but keep in mind you should pro­vide enough qual­ity to rep­re­sent you work in it’s best light. Extremely large files can be uploaded to the D2L drop­box or saved to an exter­nal disc for deliv­ery to the advi­sor at a later date (ie video files). File for­mats should be read-only (ie PDF, JPG, ZIP or M4V) though some author­ing files may be included when nec­es­sary to explain tech­niques or clar­ify comments. 
  • For archiv­ing pur­poses, please label your files so they include your last name and the CRN num­ber of the course, found when you log-in to D2L .
  • Use the rich text for­mat­ting fea­tures to add links and other empha­sis to the descriptions.
  • Mes­sages are avail­able to the stu­dent and advi­sor only. 
  • Com­men­tary regard­ing the host should focus on pro­fes­sional dis­cus­sions with staff, but doc­u­ment crit­i­cal aspects of the work and the envi­ron­ment. How­ever, record any inci­dents or con­ver­sa­tions you feel necessary.
  • End each entry with the num­ber of hours worked since your last entry. 
  • The last entry of the jour­nal should include the total accu­mu­lated time of the internship.

Part Two

Infor­ma­tion to include in descriptions:

  • What reg­u­lar daily or weekly respon­si­bil­i­ties did you have? 
  • What spe­cial projects did you work on? 
  • What results did you see from com­plet­ing these projects? 
  • Please describe the amount of time you spent on the phone and what types of work were involved (client rela­tions, inter­views related to your job, sup­plier fol­low-up, etc.). 
  • Make note fail­ures as well as successes. 
  • Please doc­u­ment any sit­u­a­tions that make you feel uncom­fort­able as well as those you deem successful.
  • What resources did you use?
  • What new books, web­sites or sup­plies did you dis­cover? Pro­vide links.
  • How did the staff peo­ple inter­act with you?
  • Explain the chain of com­mand for the dis­tri­b­u­tion and approval of projects.


Project folder, file nam­ing, proof­ing pro­ce­dure, dig­i­tal proof­ing tem­plates, file types, sam­ple project briefs, time logging


Com­puter, appro­pri­ate soft­ware, appro­pri­ate D2L discussions


First day of intern­ship. Assign­ment Given.

Last day of intern­ship. All Parts due for in appro­pri­ate D2L section.