Selecting an internship site in recreation and leisure services is one of the most important academic decisions of your college years.
A good internship brings academic coursework to life and provides work experience and professional contacts that help to ensure a successful professional career.
Your internship is the foundation for your future, and like any strong foundation, its construction requires time, effort, and the proper tools.
In Internships in Recreation and Leisure Services: A Practical Guide for Students (6th ed), you will go through a systematic internship selection process that will help you utilize your life experiences and available resources to maximum advantage.
The ultimate goal is to help you to identify and secure an internship that not only meets your academic objectives but also enhances your professional career in recreation and leisure services.
The purpose of this text is to give you the proper tools for getting the best possible internship—the time and effort, however, are up to you.
Chapter 1: Self-Assessment
Chapter 2: Direction
Chapter 3: Search and Research
Chapter 4: Preparation: The Cover Letter
Chapter 5: Preparation: The Résumé
Chapter 6: The Interview
Chapter 7: Selection and Final Planning