Overview and History
The Capstone Project Internship (CPI) is an innovative project-based program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for the successful completion of a real world internship. Built on the foundation of two principles — project-based learning and internship — it is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, interdisciplinary study provided through research, trial-and-error and reflective post-project analysis. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions, and real-time adaptions: project management.
Begun in March 2016, the program has been an integral part of the Stanstead College mission statement, “to prepare students for lifelong learning and success in the global community”. Participant schools have been located in Canada, USA, Vietnam, and Cambodia.Essential Tasks
Students begin by analyzing the current needs of our target group. This summer, it will be primary school children in the local Danang area as well as children from the orphanage. Working remotely at their home school locations on a shared Google classroom, CIP students propose schedules, programs, data-collecting processes and quality metrics as they put together a summer camp educational experience for these children. Upon approval, these programs will go into place upon arrival in Vietnam, where all constituents will meet in person and make final preparations. Plans will be executed on site, and upon completion of tasks, post-project analysis will occur with publication and strategies for modifications presented. Students will return to their respective homes and work remotely, and final products will be shared on common platforms and social media sites.Methodology
DOASAPP™: Discover, Organize, Analyze, Synthesize, Authenticate, Predict, Publish
Students who successfully complete this program receive credit/hours from Stanstead College and/or the Quebec Ministry of Education.