American Studies 197B
Spring Quarter 2002
for Student Internships
student will participate in an internship with a community-based
labor campaign. The formal internship will begin during third
week of the quarter, but students are encouraged to start
sooner if possible. Students are expected to devote five to
six hours per week on this internship, although realistically
most will put in more hours.
will be able to choose their community-based labor internship,
although two of the internships (i.e., work on the Visual
Communications labor documentary and work on the Chinatown
mural project) require the approval of community representatives
and the meeting of other requirements (see course syllabus).
their internships, students will work together in teams with
fellow students and, as a team, are expected to develop a
seven-week project that will materially benefit their community-based
the creation of their seven-week project, student teams are
also required to consult with community representatives, Erin
OBrien, and Glenn Omatsu.
their seven-week internship, student teams are also required
to meet regularly with Erin OBrien, and/or Glenn Omatsu
to assess progress of their project.
OBrien of the UCLA Labor Center will serve as internship
site supervisor, overseeing student work on projects and student
relationships with community groups. Students are required
to turn in a weekly Goals Sheet to Erin. Part of each students
grade for their internship project will be based on an assessment
provided by Erin at the end of the quarter.
the exact activities and projects for internships will be
dependent on the specific community-based labor campaign,
some possibilities are: participation in worker-led actions
such as rallies and picketing, research assistance, organization
of a labor forum for UCLA students, and collection of endorsements
for specific labor campaigns by UCLA student groups.
during their internship students will be assigned reflection
papers. At the end of their internship, students will be required
to write a final project report.
internship represents the major part of each students
grade for this course. Part of the internship grade will be
based on evaluations provided by community representatives
overseeing work of students and by Erin OBrien, UCLA