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Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823268795

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.001.0001

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Internship: Situated Learning in the Department of Human and Organizational Development

Internship: Situated Learning in the Department of Human and Organizational Development

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(p.213) 9 Internship: Situated Learning in the Department of Human and Organizational Development
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Academics in Action!
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Heather L. Smith

Victoria J. Davis

Marybeth Shinn

Stephanie Zuckerman

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.003.0010

Undergraduate and graduate-level internships are critical experiences for ensuring that students are able to transfer learning to real-world settings. Yet a wide variety exists in internship design and not all experiences are equally educative. For experiential learning to be effective, educators must ensure a tight alignment of learning objectives with field experiences and provide a structured and intentional process to allow learners to construct meaning. This chapter focuses on the graduate Human Development Counselling (HDC) and the undergraduate Human and Organizational Development (HOD) Capstone Internships. These experiences embody the deepest meaning of experiential learning highlighting careful educational design. The chapter offers a description of both internships, examining the unique objectives, challenges, and strengths of each, while demonstrating a shared commitment to best practices in experiential education. This chapter may serve as a model for readers interested in developing their own professional or academic internships.

Keywords:   experiential education, field experience, internship, practicum, situated learning

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