20 March 2010

Snow Day @ the Internship

Three concerns for a snow day:

1 - Safety
No one at the internship expects you to risk your life in treacherous travel. Research with weather and traffic reports before you leave home!

2 - Responsibility
Know what your responsibility is during extreme weather. Virtually all work places have BC (business continuity) plans. Rarely does an intern have a responsibility for BC in extreme or emergency conditions. But you may have a responsibility to your mentor or to a client to give notice of inability to travel to the site.

3 - Field Hours
The last concern—in third place—is how a snow day affects the tally of your field hours. Don't assume that a missed day will be excused from the tally of hours you are supposed to complete for your internship. You'll have to ask your mentor or campus instructor.

And enjoy the snow day!

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. © 2010 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 http://www.marybold.com/

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