15 August 2009

Banking Hours: College Intern Strategy

Banking hours at the internship site is a lot like banking pennies: they add up quickly.

Why bank hours? It's a technique to put in your required hours of work in a compressed time period, and then be released from work early at the end of the week. Some people consistently "bank" hours in order to take off Friday afternoons, for example.

Can anyone do it? Nope.

Who can do it? Interns who have permission. Any adjustment to the work schedule should be pre-approved by your supervisor or mentor.

Will the request be granted? Maybe. Or sometimes only occasionally. The wise course of action is to ask early!

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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