Concluding the Internship

Concluding the Internship

As the internship nears conclusion, schedule a time to review the intern’s project and provide suggestions for its completion. Be sure to thank your intern for the work they have provided to your organization and ask them to keep in touch regarding their progress and job search. As a site supervisor, you will likely be asked to provide employment references. If you have a policy regarding employment references, advise your intern.

Student Evaluation of Site

In the interest of enhancing your own internship program, ask the intern to provide input regarding their experience with you. This may be done informally, or with a written evaluation. Explain that you are seeking input for improving your program, and welcome constructive criticism and suggestions. Because the intern may be uncomfortable providing this information prior to receiving an evaluation from you, explain that they may submit this information after the semester ends. These guidelines include a list of suggested questions to include in an evaluation form.

Evaluation for Academic Advisor

The intern’s school will require an evaluation of the intern as a requirement for a grade or credit. It is essential that the site supervisor respect these deadlines and submit the required evaluation before the deadline. Some institutions will provide a form to be completed. Others may simply ask for a written evaluation of the intern’s work. When completing the evaluation consider the following:

  • Dependability
  • Quality of work
  • Enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Communications skills
  • Problem-solving ability

Sample Forms:

  • Please visit the Sample Forms page to download examples of evaluation forms (for both employers evaluating students and vice versa).