TAPSTI is growing again and proud to announce an internship partnership with Kaplan University! Kaplan has been recognized by U.S. News in their list of best online colleges and is being acquired by the famous Purdue University in Indiana. This will allow Purdue to expand its ability to serve the online student market. Kaplan is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Between Kaplan and Purdue, TAPSTI is assured of securing outstanding talent for the foreseeable future. Kaplan has been growing over its 76-year history and now serves college students at nearly 400 campuses in different configurations in 25 countries with a student population of approximately 40,000. The student population at Kaplan is hungry for experience and the TAPSTI virtual internship model is just what they need to improve their potential for employment growth.
What do interns and volunteers receive from TAPSTI? All interns receive a congratulatory Letter of Reference which details their accomplishments. All interns who write articles for the Blueline News keep their articles posted on the magazine’s website so they can point potential employers to their published articles. Contributors to the Domestic Violence Directory will see themselves listed (unless they request otherwise) on a credits page they can point to with pride. Those who write training content will be listed as Content Developers on the course until it is revised. Those who create the courses are listed as the Instructional designer until that course completes a major revision. All interns get to complete online training through TAPSTI for free as it is brought online. Those who complete their full commitment, depending on hours proven and reported, are recommended for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award!
Students are currently being signed up in the following areas:
- Journalistic writing—researching and writing short articles for the Blueline News
- Researchers—data basing domestic violence resources and building the nation’s first online and consumer-based Domestic Violence Directory (DVD)
- Content Developers (CDs)—helping develop online training in topics including mental health, counseling, substance abuse, juvenile crime, policing, corrections and more
- Instructional Designers—helping assemble the courses
The Kaplan/Purdue partnership is projected by TAPSTI to generate over 50 “rolling internship” positions by mid-2018 and over 100 by 2019 as TAPSTI expands into niche Instructional Design topics like PREA, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and other topic areas specifically for the public safety community.
If you know of any students or working professionals interested in volunteering please have them contact Mike Pozesny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have them include “Internship” or “Volunteer” in the subject line of their email with an attached most updated resume. They will receive follow-up within 72 business hours and be subscribed to the Blueline News so they can stay informed of continued improvements. We need more talent. That talent could be YOU!