Complete the Fieldwork/Internship Contract and Code of Ethics Forms
Complete TWO forms and submit to the appropriate fieldwork/internship coordinator via iLearn by the deadline:
- The Fieldwork/Internship Contract Form, AND
- The Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Forms
Tthe Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator is:
Janine Buxton, M.S., L.M.H.C.
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
phone: (845) 575-3000, x7696
fax: (845) 575-3965
Students MUST abide by the following Policies and Procedures:
- Once a fieldwork/internship agency has been chosen, the student and site supervisor must complete a learning contract. The contract is a vital part of the fieldwork/internship process as it establishes the details of a learning experience that is the culmination of a student's academic career and shapes the transition towards the world of work. See the Fieldwork/Internship Contract Form in the forms section.
- Students are required to use their MARIST EMAIL account for communication purposes. Email is particularly important since it is difficult for the Faculty Supervisor, Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator, and others to contact many students.
- A NEW Fieldwork/Internship Contract must be submitted for each semester that fieldwork/internship is performed, even if it is at the same site.
- Students might consider having the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator review a draft of the contract before pursuing approval and signatures. Students are encouraged to retain a copy of their fieldwork/internship contract for their own records.
- The contract must be approved and signed by the Site Supervisor, the Fieldwork/Internship Student, and the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator. Students are not permitted to begin at a fieldwork/internship site without the contract having been approved and signed by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator. Students must submit the fieldwork/internship contract to iLearn for the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator's review and signature last.
- If multiple copies of the contract are required (e.g., a copy for the student, one for the site, etc.), the student should submit multiple copies to those who must sign them.
- Regarding the stipulation of work schedule in the contract, it should be noted that during the fall and spring semesters, the fieldwork/internship hours must be spread across 14 workweeks. During the summer, there are fewer weeks available. Thus the fieldwork/internship hours must be spread across 12 workweeks. Fieldwork/internship is not permitted during the winter intersession.
- Regarding fieldwork/internship start and end dates, students may begin their fieldwork/internship no earlier than the first day of the semester's classes. The fieldwork/internship must be completed before the last day of the semester's exam period.
- Special Requests: Make requests, in writing, to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator by the deadline whenever the student seeks a deviation from standard policies and procedures in any aspect of the fieldwork/internship process (e.g., request to start fieldwork/internship early or to end later than finals week, request to propose a new site beyond the one-hour-drive distance, etc.).
- Students must complete the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form, which must then be reviewed by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator and found to be satisfactory. Students must agree to act within the bounds of the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association (see www.apa.org).
- Students cannot begin at a fieldwork/internship site without the review and approval of the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form and the Fieldwork/Internship Contract by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator.