Assessment of internships
Generalcriteria pertaining to internships
The student is able to:
- plan and manage a project;
- conduct him-\herself properly when meeting stakeholders;
- improve him-\herself on the basis of feedback and self-reflection.
In addition to these general objectives each specific type of internship (research internship, consultancy profile internship and communication profile internship) has its own specific learning objectives which are assessed in the internship assessment forms. Click on the menu item of the relevant type of internship for more information on these specific learning objectives.
Assessment and registration of internship results
Like internship application, the assessment of internships is also performed through OSIRIScase. OSIRIScase structures the process and documents of the internship assessment and makes it possible to track the assessment step by step.
The manual for starting an internship assessment case can be found here.
Your internship is assessed by two professionals. The first assessor is your supervisor. Your second assessor is an independent expert in the field relevant to your internship subject and is working in the Radboudumc. The second assessor will be appointed to your internship by the Stip. For internships of the communication and consultancy profiles, the second assessor is the profile coordinator. In OSIRIScase you’ll be asked to start a case for the assessment, provide general information concerning your internship and upload your final internship report. Thereafter, your first and second assessor will be notified of the assessment awaiting. If both assessors complete the assessment, the Specialisation Coordinator has to approve the final grade and your result is subsequently recorded in OSIRIS.
You usually discuss the completed form with your supervisor in order to enable you to learn from the feedback.
The final assessment of a major internship is based on:
- Professional attitude and activities during the internship, judged by the internship supervisor (50%)
- Written report, judged by the internship supervisor (20%)
- Written report, judged by the second assessor (30%)
In general, you should consider assessment forms as checklists. They are not necessarily exhaustive. This means that you could add personal learning objectives, but only beforehand, not with hindsight. Moreover, you and your supervisors may perceive some items as more important than other items. Your supervisor fills out the form according to his or her own insight. All items on the form should be scored.
The procedure of the assessment is as follows:
- You start an OSIRIScase for your internship assessment. In this case you record general information about your internship and upload your final internship report.
- Your first and second assessor will be notified of the assessment awaiting by an e-mail of OSIRIScase. This e-mail contains a link to your OSIRIScase, where your assessors can see your final report, choose the correct assessment form and upload this completed assessment form. (Note: the employees of the backoffice have 2 working days to link your OSIRIScase to the corresponding assessors. Therefore, your assessors might not get this e-mail immediately. Your assessors have 2 weeks to complete your internship assessment.)
- If there is a minor difference in grading of your final internship report (less than 1.5 point) of your two assessors, your final grade is calculated. Your specialisation coördinater is asked to approve this final grade, after which the grade will be recorded in OSIRIS. If the suggested grades of your final internship report differ by more than 1.5, a third assessor will be asked to grade the report. Your final grade is then composed of gradings of 3 assessors. Your Specialisation Coordinator is asked to approve this final grade, after which the grade will be recorded in OSIRIS.