Description of document:
The following document is a synopsis of information from the Athens’ Own (AO) intern website pages dedicated to describing AO interns’ “Internship Logs” and guidelines for composing these logs.
3 Main Purposes for the Internship Log
- Tracking – Logs help interns to record, remember and reflect on what they have done and what they have not done; logs can be used like a progress indicator
- Feedback – Logs allow the intern to demonstrate what they know and allows the intern’s mentor(s) to evaluate the intern’s knowledge; this allows the mentor(s) to offer feedback and reshape the intern’s internship based on what concepts they have mastered and what concepts are yet to be mastered.
- Community Outreach – Logs are intended to be a window for the community to look into and learn what AO is doing, and how AO is doing it, and in a way that minimizes the time required of members of the AO team to answer introductory questions such as “What does AO do?”.
4 Main Log Writing Considerations
- Audience – Logs should be written transparently and clearly to promote any readers’ understanding of what the author is trying to convey.
- Timeliness – Logs should be written in a timely manner, ideally at the end of each work day with Athens’ Own, during the work day if possible, so that the happenings of the day are fresh in the interns’ mind when they write their log.
- Concepts and Connectedness – Logs should integrate the interns’ lessons or actions of the day with the larger picture of their involvement with AO, such as the concepts behind what the intern has already done, what they are doing currently, and what they might do in the future.
- Do your best – Logs allow interns an opportunity to showcase their writing and communication skills that should not be wasted or taken lightly. Aside from this, logs are not editable after they are posted. Interns must do their best to prepare and post a log including proofreading. If a log is posted with spelling or grammar errors, a new revision or comments to a preexisting log can be added, though any previous versions will remain; this allows a depiction of the thought process behind the changes to the log.