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ITR 871 - Healthcare I/T Internship

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 3
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/ certified interpreters and translators in a variety of healthcare environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations.
(This course is Pass/Fail.)
Prerequisite: Minimum of C in all ITR courses.
Corequisite: ITR 209  
Competencies
During this course, the student will be expected to:

  1. Develop a professional résumé.
    1. Synthesize and incorporate relevant prior work experience.
    2. Synthesize and incorporate relevant prior studies.
    3. Prepare résumé according to format and editing guidelines.
    4. Print résumé using appropriate print/paper quality.
  2. Secure an internship position in an appropriate business situation, or a mentorship under a qualified business interpreter/translator.
    1. Use prior networking or active contact research to prepare list of potential positions.
    2. Use appropriate means (telephone, mail, visits) to make initial contacts with potential positions.
    3. Observe professional conduct in phone and in-person interviews.
    4. Notify instructor of internship position secured.
  3. Perform 60 hours of supervised translation or translation work during the term.
    1. Develop, in consultation with mentor and instructor, a plan of action for internship.
    2. Demonstrate professionalism (promptness, appropriate attire, appropriate behavior).
    3. Document translation and translation work performed during internship through weekly progress reports.
  4. Debrief experiences with instructor and other interns during weekly class sessions.
    1. Attend all class sessions.
    2. Hand in all required reports.
    3. Discuss potential technical and ethical issues that arise during internship.
    4. Apply principles discussed in class to internship activities.
  5. Develop a professional portfolio.
    1. Choose appropriate presentation style and format.
    2. Determine appropriate sections for portfolio.
    3. Gather relevant artifacts and reflections from prior studies/work.
    4. Incorporate updated résumé into portfolio.
    5. Obtain comments/critique on portfolio from internship mentor.



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