How Interns Are Influenced By The Internship

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The purpose of the proposed study is to explore how interns are influenced by the internship in regards to their career choice. The data will be collected from the three different field sites; Higbee and Associates, Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Public Defenders Office of Santa Ana with assessing total of 50-60 interns who will be participating in these three different field sites. Using the previous studies as a guideline I will use the combination of interviews and questionnaires to assess the attitudes of the interns regarding the before and after the internship. After assessing the interns the proposed study will conduct a follow-up study with the interns after six years to see the impact of the internship on the career choice. From the data that would be collected in the proposed study it can be inferred that the internship will have an effect on the career choice of the intern and even though not all interns pursued to be lawyer they still emphasized in their interviews that the internship had an effect on their lives by teaching work ethic and responsibility. The present findings from the proposed study may be used to provide a better insight on how universities and colleges should implement internship programs that can help the students in their career choices.
Keywords: interns, internship, field sites, career choice, legal, law
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