Background And Significance Of The Development Of Future Professionals

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Background and Significance Throughout the process of the development of future professionals for various organizations the origin of their foundation and success can often times be directly attributed to a successful internship experience. According to the National Society for Internships and Experiential Education (NSIEE) an internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. (Gilbert, 1995) In the broadest sense, internship development encompasses the whole process of increasing the knowledge and the capabilities of the people of our society. (White, 1972) In most…show more content…
Talent does not necessarily make itself known without the proper environment and cultivation. Additionally, it is clear that internships not only improve the quality of human resources; it also increases these resources by bringing to light motivations and skills within the individual that might otherwise be considered uncultivated and undeveloped. Throughout the research conducted the ultimate goal is to establish an efficient and effective internship program that will benefit the organization and the intern as well. The purpose of the implementation of an internship program within the selected organization is due to the lack of a formal process or structure for the intern when direct inquiries are made to the employer. The research throughout this endeavor will be conducted through the utilization of books, journals, and written surveys, and credible internet sources. Literature Review The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Committee on Public Service Internships have developed general guidelines and learning goals for effective management of public service internship programs. (Chauhan, 1978) The committee for NASPAA has, as declared that the mission of a public service internship should provide the student with a work experience to give him or her a realistic exposure to an organizational bureaucratic environment. (Chauhan, 1978) According to Chauhan (1978) ultimately, the experience of having
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