Internship for Academic Credit
PREVOG programs provide students with an opportunity to earn academic credit for work experience or volunteer service in an international setting. It provides for both personal and professional growth and is intended for students who desire to expand their educational experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting by working directly within another culture.
WHY MUST YOU EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT?
Before you graduate, you probably will have to earn a specific number of academic credits in your college major and college minor. For example, when you study in the US you may need to take science, math and literature classes to earn required academic credits in those fields, no matter what major you have declared.
HOW CAN I ARRANGE ACADEMIC CREDIT?
You should consult your academic institution regarding how you can arrange course credit. After you are accepted to the PREVOG program, we will complete any paperwork that is required by your university so that you can coordinate credit for your volunteer participation. While some universities offer academic credit for volunteering with PREVOG, other universities do not offer this option. You should therefore consult your university to determine whether academic credit can be arranged. Additionally, receiving academic credit for volunteering often make a volunteer eligible for university funding to cover travel and lodging expenses abroad. DOES
PREVOG PROVIDE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION?
PREVOG or our partner organization in Ghana will provide letters of recommendations for its international volunteer or intern. The letter may be provided after a volunteer completes his/her program. The letter is written based on the evaluation and hours volunteered and discusses the role and involvement of the volunteer. The letter may also include details about any special entrepreneurial project that a volunteer develops while participating in the PREVOG program.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATION
To provide the student with a variety of activities to maximize their experience.
To provide the student with training commensurate with the tasks that they are asked to perform.
For purposes of academic credit, the organization will sign a report for the faculty supervisor to inform him/her about the students progress.
To fill out the firm evaluation form at the end of the student’s tenure.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT
To develop a work schedule with the organization and meet that schedule responsibly.
To perform tasks that they are given to the best of their capabilities.
To keep a daily log of their activities and to write a note summarizing their work experience at the end of their project.
For academic credit purposes the student will have to contact the faculty supervisor periodically to report their progress.