The authors describe practical, field-tested practices, implementation guidelines developed through research, best practices, and all other elements necessary for a quality internship program in high schools and community colleges, from start-up to sustainability. Internships for Today's World is for all those who are concerned today's young people need a way to develop the skills that will help them succeed in the future.
Joan McLachlan is Director of Internship Quest, LLP and a consultant with Measurement Incorporated where specializes in career program development and research. Joan's work with internships began almost thirty years ago as project director and trainer, conducting replication trainings and presentations nationwide and directing a team of trainers in replicating a validated internship/ alternative school model across the country. Patricia Hess currently teaches Organizational Behavior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the graduate and undergraduate programs where she has developed on-line learning courses. Patricia has worked for 25 years with international companies in leadership development, employee education and management training and development, including wide experience in recruitment interviewing for front line customer service roles and entry-level jobs.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Key Elements Of A Quality Internship Program - Getting It Right From The Start 2 Internship Site Development - Internships Don't Just Happen 3 Placing Students In Internships - One Size Does Not Fit All 4 Monitoring Students In Internships-Providing A Guiding Hand 5 Supporting Sponsors In Internships - Building A Strong Partnership 6 Seminars For Reflective Learning - Making Sense Of It All 7 Evaluating Internship Learning-Putting It All Together 8 The Predictable Stages Of Internships - No Surprises 9 The Power Of Internships-Real Schools. Real Stories Afterword About the Authors Glossary Appendix Works Consulted Index