ERIC Number: EJ1049265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Satisfaction with an Innovative Internship
Petrila, Ann; Fireman, Orah; Fitzpatrick, Leslie Schnoll; Hodas, Robyn Wertheimer; Taussig, Heather N.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p121-135 2015
This article describes an internship program designed specifically to meet graduate students' training needs within the context of their work in a prevention program for children in foster care. An internship based on a strong model of intern recruitment and supervision, structured inclusion of interns in a supportive agency culture, a manualized orientation, and an ongoing didactic program was hypothesized to result in a positive experience for interns. Results of anonymous surveys administered to 102 interns over a 9-year period assessing their internship experience are presented and discussed. Recommendations are made for development of internship training sites.
Descriptors: Innovation, Internship Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Graduate Students, Educational Needs, Prevention, Foster Care, Student Experience, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Orientation, Seminars, Supervision, Program Effectiveness, Caseworker Approach, Field Experience Programs, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: K01 MH01972; R21 MH067618; R01 MH076919