The Successful Internship Personal, Professional, and Civic Development

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-20
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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.

Author Biography

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
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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