The internship must have at least one goal but can have as many goals as necessary to clearly articulate the breadth of the internship. Your goals should be a brief, broad statements of intent that provides focus.
- Exhibit clear relevance to the mission and purpose
- Remain non-specific and non-measurable
- Be big picture statements
There three main types of objectives that may be used in developing an assessment plan include process, impact and outcomes. This establishes what the student’s tasks will look like and what you hope to happen as a result. Objectives can be phrased in a way to capture what knowledge, skills or abilities the student should gain by the end of the internship.
High-quality objectives and outcomes are S.M.A.R.T.
Each objective must have a minimum of one measure but more measures are helpful in determining if the objective has been reached. Measures refer to sources of verification, not the outcome itself.
Sample Goal 1
To produce individuals who are prepared for the healthcare workforce
Sample Objective 1
By Aug. 30, 2013, interns will be able to accurately complete the necessary procedures required during a shift change
Sample Measure 1
Shift Change Report
Sample Goal 2
To develop the skills necessary for managing healthcare material logistics.
Sample Objective 2
By Dec. 31, 2013, interns will be able to accurately complete inventory management daily reports
Sample Measure 2
Daily Inventory Report
Sample Goal 3
To conduct accurate and complete research
Sample Objective 3
By Jun. 15, 2014, interns will be able to locate and integrate prior field related research in order to enhance existing research projects
Sample Measure 3