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Internship Performance Evaluation

University of Dayton Department of Communication

Communication Student Intern Name: ________________________________________________________
 
Intern Site: _____________________________________________________________________________

Evaluation Period: ________________________________________________________________________
 
Evaluator: ________________________________________________ Date: _________________________

Performance Review

  • Rate the intern’s level of performance, using the definitions below and referring to the intern’s job description and UD Department of Communication Internship Learning Agreement, which includes the intern’s Educational Objectives.
  • Identify areas of achievement and need for improvement in the space provided.
  • Provide an overall rating in the space provided.

 
Performance Rating Definitions

The following ratings are offered to ensure some consistency on overall ratings. Please feel free to offer comments to support your ratings, which will help the Communication Department internship director advise the student for future course work, internships and jobs.

Outstanding: Performance was consistently superior
 
Exceeds Expectations: Performance was routinely above job requirements
 
Meets Expectations : Performance was regularly competent and dependable
 
Below Expectations: Performance frequently failed to meet job requirements
 
Unsatisfactory: Performance was consistently unacceptable

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Performance Factors

Please use job description & educational objectives as basis.

Knowledge of Work – Measures intern’s skill level, knowledge and understanding of the job coming into the position.

 

Comments:

 

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Acquired Job Knowledge – Measures intern’s effectiveness in gaining and applying knowledge of methods, techniques and skills required in own job and related functions.

Comments:

 

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

 

Communication – Measures intern’s effectiveness in listening to others, expressing ideas – both orally and in writing – and providing relevant and timely information to supervisors, co-workers, subordinates and customers during the internship.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Teamwork – Measures intern’s productivity and effectiveness in cooperative work situations. Also consider how well intern got along with co-workers in teamwork situations.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Independent Action – Measures intern’s effectiveness in time management, as well as initiative and independent action within prescribed limits.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

 

Decision Making/Problem Solving – Measures intern’s effectiveness in understanding problems, promoting appropriate innovation, and making timely, practical decisions.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Leadership (if applicable) – Measures intern’s effectiveness in accomplishing work assignments through subordinates or teams; establishing challenging goals; delegating and coordinating effectively.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Intern’s Responsiveness – Measures intern’s responsiveness in completing job tasks in a timely manner. Also consider effectiveness in planning, organizing and efficiently handling activities and eliminating unnecessary activities. Also consider intern’s responsiveness and courtesy in dealing with internal staff.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Dependability – Measures how well intern complied with instructions and performed under unusual circumstances. Also consider intern’s attendance and punctuality.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Customer Responsiveness (if applicable) – Measures intern’s responsiveness and courtesy in dealing with external customers and vendors.

Comments:

 

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 

Personal Appearance – Consider intern’s dress, neatness and personal hygiene appropriate to position.

Comments:

 

Outstanding

 

Exceeds Expectations

 

Meets Expectations

 

Below Expectations

 

Unsatisfactory

 

NA

 


 

Strengths & Weaknesses

INTERN’S STRENGTHS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Please identify one or more performance or behavioral aspects that you appreciated and/or that you considered a particular strength in the intern’s work record.

PERFORMANCE AREA THAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Please identify one or more performance or behavioral aspects that the intern should work on before beginning a new internship or job – if any.

OVERALL ASSESSMENT

Were your satisfied with your intern?  Yes _______   Somewhat _______   No _______

Did the intern fulfill the job duties and educational objectives that were agreed upon prior to the internship?  Yes _______  Somewhat  ________  No ________

FUTURE INTERNS

How likely is it that you and your organization will take on another University of Dayton intern? ___________________________________________________

May we share the comments from this evaluation form with the intern?

Yes ______   No _______

Would you prefer that we speak only generally about your remarks?     Yes ________

Thank you for your time.

Please return this form to:

Annette Taylor, Ph.D., internship director
ataylor1@udayton.edu
 
To fax: (937) 229-2055
 
Our mailing address is:
   University of Dayton
   Department of Communication
   300 College Park
   Dayton, OH  45469-1410