The following format was developed by Patricia Malik, CTRS, professor at Illinois State
University for a presentation at the 1995 ATRA Conference.....
Check those which you can answer YES....
knowledgeable about the NCTRC guidelines for students
minimum number of hours required for student to
be at the agency
minimum number of hours agency supervisor must
work at the agency
one agency supervisor thoughout the experience
knowledgeable about the NCTRC Job Analysis
am aware of professional issues facing the field of TR and keep up to date through
journals, conferences, and professional development
have developed an internship manual that minimally includes student, university, and
agency expectations, examples of program descriptions, assessments and documentation
have been in the field of TR for a minimum of 2 years.
have time during my weekly schedule to provide clinical supervision (typically a min of 1
hour per week).
have contacted the legal department in my agency to determine the types of contracts that
need to be developed and used.
have explore the possibilities for room and board and other forms of compensation for
have clarified with agency administration the requirement, if any, related to
immunizations, student insurance coverage, clearances, and certifications.
have developed an orientation process for students.
have developed a progressive series of learning tasks for students (flexibility based on
have evaluated the internship program of other disciplines within my agency.
have discussed implementing an internship program with my supervisor and have received
have developed an internship position description to give to students.
have developed minimum criteria students must meet in order to qualify to do an internship
at my agency.
have developed interview questions to use when interviewing students in order to qualify
to do an internship at my agency.
have determined whether I will accept out of state students and the criteria for
have contact institutions of higher education in and outside my state regarding their
degree program in TR for their requirements and internship standards.
have determined the number of students that the agency can realistically supervise in one
have determined deadlines for student application and acceptance.
Note: The above is not meant to be an
exhaustive list of prerequisites.
How many YES' did you have?