The Successful Internship,
5th Edition

H. Frederick Sweitzer, Mary A. King

ISBN-13: 9781305966826 | ISBN-10: 1305966821

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 480 pages

List Price USD $115.95


THE SUCCESSFUL INTERNSHIP: PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND CIVIC DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition, is more than a resource for finding and interviewing for internships--it covers the entire internship experience, how you fit into it and how you can get the most out of it. It addresses the concerns, emotions, needs and unique personal challenges that you'll experience and focuses on the internship as a vehicle for your development as a civic professional. The authors detail the path that you'll embark on and the challenges you'll face along the way. A four-stage model of the internship process--anticipation, exploration, competence and culmination--places the material in a framework that helps you understand the work you'll be doing.

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Meet the Authors

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H. Frederick Sweitzer is Provost and Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Fred has more than 30 years’ experience in human services as a social worker, administrator, teacher, and consultant. He 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, Professor Emerita, Fitchburg State University, and NSEE Distinguished Scholar of experiential education, has more than 30 years’ experience working with interns and brings a background in public education, juvenile justice, and clinical practice to her academic work. Mary instructed courses in professional and ethical issues, taught service-learning classes, and developed and coordinated the field placement office and supervised graduate and undergraduate internships in the Behavioral Sciences. She publishes in human services and experiential education and has held leadership positions on regional and national education boards, including the National Society for Experiential Education. Mary is a member of the Academic Advisory Group of United Planet and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hypersomnia Foundation.

  • This MindTap course is Quality Matters Certified. For more information, visit www.qualitymatters.org
  • More coverage of civic development helps students understand the public relevance of their work in the helping professions.
  • Streamlined coverage eliminates unnecessary detail and makes the book easier to use.
  • Most chapters include a section on civic development to help students understand the public relevance of their work.
  • Students can apply the four-stage model to areas of their lives beyond their internships, such as new careers and subsequent internships as well as practical and service-learning experiences.
  • Examples drawn from business, humanities, government, education, nonprofit agencies and other fields make the book appropriate for audiences beyond the helping professions, and provide flexibility for interns and instructors who use it.
  • Student quotes and cases give the book an experiential, contextual feel.
  • Special features such as "Focus on Practice", "Focus on Theory", "Focus on Skill's", "Think about It" and "In Their Own Words" provide a flexible menu that can be adapted to a variety of settings.
  • "Of Special Relevance to the Helping Professions" sections in some chapters make it easy for interns in these professions to get the information they need; other readers may choose to skip these sections.

Table of Contents

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About the Co-Authors.
1. The Big Picture.
2. The Anticipation Stage: Venturing Forth.
3. HQI Essentials - The Learning Contract, Supervision, the Seminar, & Reflection.
4. HQI ToolKit - Being Informed, Staying Engaged, & Becoming Professional.
5. HQI Essentials - Self-Awareness as an Asset and an Outcome.
6. The Exploration Stage: Branching Out.
7. HQI Resources - Working with Clients.
8. HQI ToolKit - Advanced Tools for Moving Ahead.
9. HQI Resources - Widening the Context.
10. The Competence Stage: Soaring Upward.
11. HQI Resources - Ethical and Legal Matters: Being Informed and Making Reasoned Decisions.
12. The Culmination Stage: Celebrating the Achievements, Embracing the Experience.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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The Successful Internship

  • ISBN-10: 1305966821
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