- 5 years ago
I could really use some encouraging words/advice, bees.
I’m a graduate student working as an intern in a school district. There are many requirements of my internship that I must meet in order to graduate and be able to being working. I have to graduate in order to become licensed in my field which is required for me to get a job.
Anyway, lets just say there are 3 main requirements.
1. Research project
2. Six individual cases
The only area I am on track to complete is #3. The other two have barely been started. My internship ends in June. #2 must have at least 8 weeks of data per each case.
Fiance and I moved 4 hours away from our hometown so he could go back to school (had to go to this school in order for all of his credits to transfer- otherwise he would have basically started over at a school closer to home).
I asked my university supervisor to be placed in an internship in the same area where he is attending school so we could be together. It was a long shot as this is usually forbidden, but she found a site for me and approved the location.
My university supervisor has never worked with my internship site supervisor in the past. They had detailed discussions prior to the approval of my internship, however.
So now I’m 4 months into my internship and I’ve gotten just about nowhere on my requirements, with the exception of #3. I’ve talked to my internship supervisor about needing help getting the ball rolling on my other two requirements and she’s done little to assist me. I’ve also talked to my university supervisor and she also hasn’t done much to help.
In my defense, I’ve personally met with staff at meetings to talk about and hand out letters about my role in the school and that I need their help in accomplishing my internship requirements. I’ve emailed the principals. I presented at the back-to-school staff in-service.
I don’t know what else to do short of begging for help. I’m getting so stressed out thinking about everything I have to do.
I feel like it is partially my fault for requesting to be in this area. But my internship supervisor also should not have agreed to take me on as an intern if she didnt’ think I would be able to complete my requirements (she knew exactly what I had to do before agreeing as she has a copy of the syllabus/manual).
Fiance feels like it’s his fault because if he didn’t decide to go back to school, none of this would be happening. I would be in a district in our hometown that my university supervisor would have been familiar with and would have known that I could meet my requirements.
Starting next week I’ll be taking on more of an “independent” role instead of a dependent role. This may help get the ball rolling on the rest of my requirements as I hate relying on other people and am a self-starter.