Creating an open communication system where interns can receive feedback and ask questions easily is crucial to the success of the internship. Supervisors should ensure that they have time in their schedule to regularly meet with interns. This time should be used to provide background relevant to their project, discuss project goals, activities, and any difficulties, or questions they may have. Additionally, email should be used for daily communication and to reinforce guidance and project goals.
Students fulfilling a capstone or practicum may be required to complete a more in-depth progress review mid-way through the internship and at its conclusion. Relevant staff can also be sources of feedback for interns’ projects.