(video created by Tim Ghazzawi, 2010-2011 CLIP student)
Well-designed internship and leadership experiences provide pathways for college students tomake a difference in their communities and in the lives of others across the globe. Drawing from Capital One Bank's commitment to the many communities they serve, the Capital One Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) provides University of Maryland undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to integrate these concepts through academic leadership courses, an internship, international immersion and team collaboration.
These are just some of the things that the CLIP program will enable you to experience as a member of the student cohort. You can also contact Negar Ashtari Abay, Graduate Assistant for CLIP, at email@example.com.
To prepare students for civic leadership in the global world of work through interdisciplinary learning focused on:
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The Capital One Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) blends academic rigor (classroom learning), concrete experience (internship), and active experimentation (international immersion and global showcase) over two academic semesters.
Spring Semester I (immediately after program participate selection)
Career Development Workshops and Internship Selection:
Students undergo an extensive selection process that involves a written application and interview process. Once admitted, selected students participate in three two-hour career development workshops focused on finding and securing a meaningful internship. Upon completion of the workshops, students are prepared to secure an internship for the next fall semester. Workshop topics include:
Global Leadership Showcase:
Upon returning from their international immersion experience, students will engage in a project that includes the design and execution of a Global Learning Showcase. Students are encouraged to share individual and collective learning from their experience. Topics covered might include: an orientation to the history and cultural traditions of their international experience; connections made among internship, class, and immersion experiences, and reflections on service learning experiences with community-based organizations and NGOs. The students will showcase their learning through a Digital Images project, incorporating multimedia resources into their learning.
Personal Development - Students will learn to:
Community involvement/Civic engagement - Students will learn to:
Interdisciplinary learning - Students will learn to:
Assessment & Evaluation
The proposed learning outcomes for the Capital One Leadership Internship Program will be measured through a pre/post assessment cycle. The primary assessment tool will be the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS) administered through the National Clearinghouse of Leadership Programs. Complementing the SRLS will be evaluations of the courses and internship experiences, and reviews of the international experience and showcase. Course evaluations examine the quality of the course and instructors, as well as a review of each student's professional portfolio. Internship evaluations include student learning contracts, self- evaluations, and employer evaluations.
The CLIP program has finished its 10-year funding cycle and will no longer be funded past the 2012-2013 academic year. We encourage interested students to review other leadership and service-learning opportunities at the LCSL website. Thank you for your interest in the program!
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