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THEUNIVERSITYOFTENNESSEE ATCHATTANOOGA

203HoltHall 615McCallieAve. Chattanooga,Tennessee374032598 (423)4254238

EnglishDepartment

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INTERNSMIDTERMREPORT
Thismidtermreportonyourinternshipexperienceshouldbetyped.Itshouldincludeyourobservations aboutthevalueofyourinternshipandyoursuggestionsforimprovingyourexperience.Thisreportmustbe submittedtothefacultyinterncoordinatorwhenyouhavecompletedabout75hours.

1. Whathaveyoulearnedsofar?Bespecificandciteskills,aswellasknowledge, youhavegainedduringtheinternship. HalfwaythroughmyinternshipatCrabtree,Ihavelearnedalotincludingtime managementskills,administrativeprogramming,websitemaintenance,andIhave alsogrownasawriterintermsofgettingtoknowadifferentaudience.Ihave learnedhowtonavigateandcontroltheprogramsCrabtreeandthelocalfood programuses,whichallowsmetoworkfaster.Ihavealsogainedafamiliarization withthepaceoftheofficeandhavegrowncomfortablewithcompletingalotof workinasmallamountoftimeefficiently.Ihavewrittensmallerblurbsand updatessofarandamworkingonthe10%Challengearticle,whichallhavegreatly improvedmywritingskillsasIhavecateredmylanguagetomeettheneedsof farmersandthosewhowouldbeinterestedinsupportingthem. 2. Whatisyourrelationshipwithyoursupervisor?Whathashe/shetaughtyou? Whatisyourrelationshipwithothersintheoffice? MysupervisorandIhaveagreatrelationship.AndreaJaegerisveryprofessional andorganizedlikemyselfandwegetalonggreathavingthosecharacteristicsin common.Ifeelverycomfortablewithherandfeellikeshehashelpedmewithmy communicationskillsaswell.Ihaveanequallywonderfulrelationshipwithmy outdoorsupervisor,Sara.Sheisverykindandhelpfulandhastaughtmeagreat dealaboutgardeningandfoodsingeneral.TherestofthestaffandIgetalong greataswell.Weoftenhavelunchtogetheronthefarm,whichreallyhelpsme keepupwithwhatishappeningoutsidetheofficeandwiththeallofthe programs.

3. Howdoeswhatyouhavelearnedintheinternshipthusfarcomparewithwhat youlearnedinEnglishcourses?Bespecificandcitethingsyoulearnedthatare similarordifferentfromwhatyoulearnedinclass. TheinternshipissimilartoanEnglishcourseintermsoftheamountofwrittenwork withtheweeklyreports.Theclassaspectofit,whichinvolvesalotofreflectionis muchlikethatofacourseandthelargerassignmentatCrabtreelikethe10% Challengearticlearesimilartobigessaysandprojectsinschool.Thedifferenceisall intheaudience.AtCrabtree,IamwritingforaverydifferentpersonthanInormally aminEnglishclasses.IamwritingoutsidetheacademyandifIhadnottakena courseatUTCcalledWritingBeyondTheAcademy,thenImayhavestruggled more.Evenwiththatclass,reallywritinganarticlethatismeanttoinspireandhelp acommunityoralocalfoodprogramgrowisstressful,butveryhelpfulwhen growingonesrhetoricalskills. 4. Doyoufeelsatisfiedwiththevarietyandnatureoftheexperiencesyouare havingonyourinternship?Whyorwhynot?Whathastheinternshiptaught youaboutyourself? IfeelverypleasedwiththevarietyofworkassignedatCrabtreeFarms.Theoffice workhelpsmegetusedtopopularprogramsandgeneralskillsinanofficesetting andthefarmworkreallyallowedmetoexperiencewhatIwaswritingaboutand helpedmywriting.Ihavelearnedalotaboutorganizationandplanningwhen writingforacommunityprogramandfeelcomfortablenowwritingforacause.