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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.
H. Frederick Sweitzer is Professor of Human Services at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, where he also serves as Associate of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
Table of Contents
|Beginning The Journey|
|Surveying the Landscape|
|Essentials for the Journey|
|Framing the Experience: The Developmental Stages of an Internship|
|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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