CTRP 4602 - Internship & Practicum for Reporters & Captioners
CTRP 4265 with "C" or better
Students are placed by the college in an off-campus experience with a qualified courtroom, freelance, realtime reporter, or captioner within a geographical proximity of their hometown. Student should try to arrange for a variety of experiences over the internship. NCRA requirements: reporting students must pass a pre-internship test at 180 wpm in Q & A material; complete a minimum of 50 hours, 40 hours of which must be in-court; and complete a minimum of 40 pages computer printed transcript. Captioning students are required to pass a pre-internship test at 160 wpm in literary material; complete a minimum of 40 hours, 25 hours of which must be actual writing time and 15 hours of research and dictionary preparation; and complete an unedited captioned translation of three 15 minute segments on varied topics. Students must submit a written narrative report summarizing the internship experience. Reporting students must produce 40 pages of transcript from various experiences during the internship, and submit a signed internship verification form. Captioning students must produce three 15 minute segments on varied topics of unedited captioned translation. Students will be responsible for a presentation on local, national or international current events and the completion of a unit on basic geography.