An internship is not required, but may be arranged for graduate students when individual needs and experiences are matched by internship opportunities. All internships must be approved, in advance, by the student's major professor, the graduate coordinator, and the McBee Institute's director. The supervised internship is a work experience under a full-time administrator or scholar in an institution or agency of higher education. A major portion of the intern's time should be spent in observing, studying, and assisting in administrative decision making, policy implementation, active research, or institutional studies. Periodic written reports are required and serve as the primary means of evaluating intern performance.