Successful Internship Personal, Professional, and Civic Development

ISBN-10: 049538500X

ISBN-13: 9780495385004

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

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THE SUCCESSFUL INTERNSHIP: PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND CIVIC DEVELOPMENT, 3e, offers you more than just a resource for how to find a position or how to interview; it addresses the concerns, emotions, needs, and unique personal challenges that are the essence of an internship or field experience. The authors describe in detail the path of change you'll find yourself embarking on and the challenges you'll face along the way. The book's five-stage model of the internship process--anticipation, disillusionment, confrontation, competence, and culmination--places the material in a meaningful framework that lends structure to your understanding of the work you'll be doing.
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

H. Frederick Sweitzer is Associate Provost and Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Fred has over 30 years' experience in human services as a social worker, administrator, teacher, and consultant. He has placed and supervised undergraduate interns for 20 years and developed the internship seminar at the University of Hartford. Fred brings to his work a strong background in self-understanding, human development, experiential education, service learning, civic engagement, professional education, and group dynamics. He is on the editorial boards for the journals Human Service Education and Human Services Today, and has published widely in the field.

Mary A. King, Ed.D. is Professor Emerita at Fitchburg State University where she was faculty and coordinator of field placements in Behavioral Sciences, supervised graduate and undergraduate interns in professional studies and liberal arts programs, and instructed service-learning. She has over 30 years experience working with interns in the field and on campus and brings to her academic work backgrounds in teaching, criminal justice, consultation and counseling psychology, holding several professional licenses. Mary has published in the fields of experiential and human service education and has served on national and regional boards, most recently that of the National Society for Experiential Education, where she currently oversees the NSEE Experiential Education Academy.

Beginning The Journey
Surveying the Landscape
Essentials for the Journey
Framing the Experience: The Developmental Stages of an Internship
Understanding Yourself
Discovering The Field
Experiencing the "What Ifs": The Anticipation Stage
Getting to Know Your Colleagues
Getting to Know the Placement Site
Getting to Know the Community
Getting to Know the Clients: A Chapter of Special Relevance for Helping and Service Professionals
Facing New Frontiers
Taking Stock and Facing Reality: The Disillusionment Stage
Breaking Through Barriers: The Confrontation Stage
Going The Distance
Riding High: The Competence Stage
Considering the Issues: Professional, Ethical, and Legal
Traveling the Last Mile: The Culmination Stage
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