Internships

FINDING AND REGISTERING FOR YOUR HSC 498 INTERNSHIP

 

 IMPORTANT NOTE:  HSC has earlier deadlines than EXCEL. KNOW YOUR DEADLINES!

 Fall 2020 internship - June 30, 2020

 

PHASE 1:  PLAN AHEAD:

Fill out the HSC Intent to Apply form for Spring/ Fall 2020 Pre-requisites: junior or senior status, HSC 448, and 2.5 GPA.

  • Discuss with your advisor any concerns about eligibility issues. 
  • International Students need to meet with their International Enrollment Manager

Be prepared and plan ahead so you are ready to complete all requirements when registration opens!  More information on the campuswide process and standards can be found at EXCEL.

 

PHASE 2: SEARCH AND APPLY

 

PHASE 3:  FORMALIZE YOUR INTERNSHIP POSITION AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS by completing all the required phases by the established deadlines after securing your site.

  • EMAIL the Internship Site Verification form to your site supervisor no later than June 23 (Fall) so that he/she can fill it out and confirm your position. Once it has been reviewed and approved by the EXCEL Internship Coordinator, you will receive a stamped Position Description via email in 5-7 business days, this may take a bit longer if the Internship Coordinator needs to contact the Site with concerns or questions.  Give your Site Supervisor at least a week to fill it out!

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES  You will need to come up with FIVE internship SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-phased) objectives and share with Dr. Seo in a google doc. You need to utilize the core knowledge and skill that you gained in HSC 448 into your internship objectives.  She will review and give her approval.    SEE SAMPLES BELOW

 

PHASE 4: “REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE” AND FILL OUT YOUR LEARNING AGREEMENT IN HIREOZ BY HANDSHAKE TO BE REGISTERED FOR CREDIT.

  • YOU WILL RECEIVe an email from EXCEL with the approved stamped Site Verification Form and instructions on what to do next. 
  • SUBMIT completed Learning Objectives and the stamped Site Verification Form to Dr. Minjung Seo by June 30 for Fall internship for review.
  • Once your learning objectives are approved by Dr. Seo. “Request an Experience” and create your learning agreement in hireOZ by Handshake using your learning objectives that have been approved by Dr. Minjung Seo,  The instructions will be in the email from EXCEL.
  • Once submitted the request and learning agreement will be processed through an online workflow of approvals including, your primary Academic Advisor, Minjung Seo (Faculty Sponsor), Site Supervisor, and Finally, the Director of EXCEL

 

PHASE 5:  COMPLETE

  • Once registered, you can view the course on Blackboard. The course requires 120 hours of work, a midterm paper, two work samples, and a final paper. Specific information, including syllabus, assignments, and rubrics are on Blackboard. All course fees for enrolling and completion is the same as any other course. (See course semester fees).
  • You can start working at your internship once your registration is complete AND after the first day of classes.  Signed Timesheets will need to be submitted monthly directly to EXCEL@oswego.edu.
  • You will need to complete all of the responsibilities listed on the hireOz by Handshake learning agreement in a timely and professional manner.
  • You will need to consult with the worksite supervisor and Dr. Minjung Seo regarding any time conflicts or other problems related to the internship.
  • You will be representing SUNY Oswego and will be expected to behave and dress in a professional manner.  You should be a valuable, reliable support at your internship site.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Minjung Seo (105 Park Hall), Health Promotion and Wellness Internship Coordinator, minjung.seo@oswego.edu 

 

Samples Learning Objectives:

*Avoid using non-measurable verbs such as “learn”, “understand”, and “know”*

  • Recognize and develop the critical components of a needs assessment of a new patient in physical therapy (PT) setting.
  • Apply "evidenced-based" health promotion program theories/models to develop physical activity and nutrition education programs for the college student on campus.
  • Determine which health promotion program theories/models will work best in a PT setting to facilitate exercise adherence.
  • Implement an effective social media campaign to reduce the rate of obesity in older adults in Oswego and evaluate improvements to knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors.
  • Implement exercise programs protocols to the patients under direct PT supervision at Summit Physical Therapy office.
  • Evaluate an obesity prevention program for children in Oswego determine its effectiveness in changes to knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors.
  • Develop media (infographics, blogs, newsletters, brochure, and patient education materials) for the organization and evaluate effectiveness.

revised 6-30-2020