The student needs to develop a list of things that he or she wishes to learn or accomplish while completing the internship. The student should determine if the goals are appropriate for the particular internship or co-op by consulting with the on-site supervisor or the faculty coordinator.
The next step of the learning contract is to work with the on-site supervisor to determine how each of the student’s goals will be reached. Things that need to be included in the learning contract are: the total number of hours required at the internship site, the amount of credit to be earned, and any assignments the academic department and faculty coordinator require in order to receive credit. Finally, the student and on-site supervisor need to meet to determine if the pre-set goals are reached.