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MAFEL endorses the following best practices for the structure of internship programs, and the relationship between academic programs, internship sites and interns.




MAFEL endorses the following best practices for the structure of internship programs, and the relationship between academic programs, internship sites and interns.

Though it’s common for students to complete internships without the support of an academic, for-credit program, as a best-practice internships are a partnership between academic institutions, internship sites, and students.  Each has its own objectives, and the partnership’s structure has a major impact on how each objective will be met or unmet. 

For each of the following Top 10 Best Practices, MAFEL members from both academic internship programs and internship sites collectively generated an extensive list of best practices and the executive committee narrowed the focus to include only the top 10 recommendations. 



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