The intern and supervisor should agree on a work schedule before the internship period starts. Parties should agree on a schedule recognizing the need for flexibility. All agreements should be documented and forwarded to the STEP director.
Payments to the intern will be through STEP and commence 2 weeks after receipt of signed agreements. Monthly stipend checks will be mailed directly to the intern. Interns will also be reimbursed for some transportation costs to and from Nashville for orientation purposes.
Objective setting is the main requirement for participation in the STEP internship program. During the initial stage of the internship term, both the intern and supervisor should compile a list of goals and objectives along with a workplan and timeline. Tips and sample forms are included in the handbook.
It is the responsibility of both the intern and the supervisor to share this documented plan with the STEP director. A mid-term feedback form pertaining to the goals and objectives will be conducted at approximately the halfway point in the internship program (for example, week 5 in a 10-week program).