Competency 1: demonstrate ethical and professional behavior


Internship Applied Learning Activities in Response to COVID 19

The Business Internship program has developed a plan to address temporary disruption to students’ internship placements due to national or local events such as communicable diseases, natural disasters, and/or civil unrest.

• Students should contact their site sponsor at their internship location to work together if there are mandatory agency closures and follow the directive of the agency.

• If the internship is in a setting where additional support is needed, we encourage students to make every effort to attend the internship as scheduled.

• Unless otherwise discussed with the internship site sponsor and instructor (Professor Mars), internships will continue as scheduled.

Contingency Plan

If a decision is made by a student or the internship location to stay home for a period of time, the

BUS Department has developed the option for students to be able to continue to acquire internship hours. Internship Education Virtual Applied Learning Activities are meant to be supplemental to internship experience and not in lieu of agency learning. Students must request this option by emailing the site sponsor and instructor (Professor Mars).

The student should include:

1. The plan for hours devoted to the activity/activities. This must include specific times, dates, and location.

2. The request must be approved by both the site sponsor and instructor prior to completing the activity/activities.

3. The student must submit written verification of activity completion to the instructor to receive credit for the hours. The maximum number of hours has not been determined but for now, no more than 45 hours may be completed virtually. Requests for more than this will need approval from the instructor.

As noted, I hope you will each be able to continue your internships. However, if circumstances outside of our control prohibit this, please e-mail me immediately to set up the contingency.

In the meantime, all weekly time sheets and activity reports should be submitted via Blackboard.

The time sheets must be scanned, no photos will be accepted, and the weekly activity reports will be typed as usual.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to me directly 

Thanks for all you are doing to be successful in the course.




The below requirements are to ensure that the virtual activities are completely in a professional, appropriate, and timely fashion.

• Students must clear their Competency choice with the Instructor (Professor Snyder).

• Each Competency will be assigned a mutually agreeable due date with the Instructor

(Professor Snyder) and the student and due dates must be arranged weekly.

• Students that need to complete hours must check in via e-mail, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc. with the Instructor (Professor Snyder) weekly.

• All students will continue to complete their assignments and discussions via Blackboard.

• Students are responsible for ensuring they complete the 90-hours of work at the

Internship location or via Applied Learning Activities Competencies. This includes checking in weekly with the Instructor (Professor Snyder), ensuring work is completely in a timely fashion, and to a high-standard.

Internship Education Applied Learning Activity Ideas for Students by Competency

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

• Appropriate and timely use of email, virtual supervision, and communication during uncertain times

• Develop a new work plan, including due dates, for written products to be submitted to field instructor while working remotely.

• Select a standard from a professional Code of Ethics (this requires research, you may use a professional organization such as NEA, IFAC, PR, HRM, NASW etc.) Reflect in writing on differences or points of tension between the Code and agency policy/procedure and/or services. This should be a ten paged, double-spaced paper with at least six external sources and be formatted with MLA in-text citations and an MLA works cited. 100% original work.

• Read literature on the Code of Ethics and summarize how it applies to your career in the above-mentioned paper.

• Review ethics-related case studies, OR reflect on personal experience regarding ethical quandary in field and respond in the above paper to factors that must be considered.

• Review history of the Code of Ethics you chose. Reflect on its evolution to address gaps. Identify specific areas where gaps remain in the above paper.

• Identify Ted Talks, YouTube videos and podcasts related to social work practice. Write about personal reactions and how your learning applies to agency ethical and professional practice in the above paper.

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