A non-controversial intern question. I'm not sure if it works this way in the USA, but in France internships are an integral part of obtaining a diploma in many, many fields. You (ideally) don't just spend 12 weeks making photocopies, you are actually assigned a specific person to supervise and mentor you while you work. In French, this person is known as a "maÃtre de stage," which more or less means "internship supervisor." They're a normal employee, often the boss, but take on additional duties during the internship. Is there a technical or more specific title for someone occupying this role that I'm not aware of? Does this role even exist in the States?