Administrative Responsibilities for Host Internship Sites
Providing professional internships to college students in such a way that the experiences promote learning and inculcate in students knowledge of their discipline as well as their chosen professional community involves many necessary tasks and responsibilities. Similar to much of the rest of what has been presented in this book, these issues can be seen through the eyes of both Aristotle and Vygotsky. Companies that take an active role in providing student internships engage in creating an environment in which students
and they begin to evolve their own personal sense of praxis, recognizing discipline-based excellence in collegial communities of practice. Both experiences focus Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development, as students move through the transition from intern to professional.