= What Do You Do If Things Go Wrong? =
Suggestions for Students, Site Supervisors, and Faculty Sponsors
The following guidelines will assist faculty, students, and site supervisors in working through internship concerns.
Discuss the problem. We strongly encourage the individuals involved to discuss the situation, negotiate on their own, and work toward agreement. Occasionally problems arise during an internship. Early intervention can usually lead to a solution which is acceptable to all involved. If a problem arises, it is important to deal with it immediately.
This, of course, is the ideal. If a solution cannot be found, and if the problem is with the student or the site supervisor, consult with the faculty sponsor. If the problem is with the faculty sponsor, consult with Dean Carol Shiner Wilson at the College at (484) 664-3130.
Likewise, students should call their faculty sponsor when problems occur, such as when guidelines are not being followed, when expectations are not being met, or when inappropriate advances are made.
The faculty sponsor will make recommendations to the student and/or the site supervisor and encourage the two individuals to discuss the issue and work out an acceptable solution.
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