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Legislative Aides: A Description of an Undergraduate Internship Program.

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The intent of a liberal arts education is to expose students to a broad array of ideas and subject matter. Its perceived weakness involves the possible lack of preparedness for the workplace; a liberal arts education is deliberately not vocational. To bridge that divide colleges and universities, in cooperation with industry, non-profits, and the arts, have developed internships that expose well-educated students to the workplace and make college graduates more attractive to those hiring for entry-level positions. Communication majors in particular are highly valued interns within an array of media environments. This paper explores the creation of an internship for communication majors in a very unusual spot: a state legislature. The paper reveals what students have to say about their experience and how it alters the way they view democracy and politics. A brief list of resources is also included. Appended are: (1) Political Communication Internship at the State House; (2) Letter to Faculty and Staff; (3) CMMU 3939 Internship in Communication at the Colorado Legislature; (4) Testimonial for Legislative Internship Program (Maureen Daberkow); and (5) Legislative Internship (Randy Hildreth).

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Author:Orkow, Bonnie Marie
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Date:Apr 21, 2007
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