A capstone experience of a majority of academic programs in recreation, sports, and tourism industries is the internship.
Drawing from a variety of theoretically grounded sources, personal experiences in the advisement and supervision of interns and internship programs, and student and practitioner-based feedback, this book provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of vital strategies associated with the internship.
The book adopts an action-oriented approach by focusing on the "how-to" aspects of the internship experience while stressing the important and influential role of the internal (ie: needs, constraints, interests, etc.) and external (ie: trends, issues, job-related factors, etc.) environments in the internship planning, selection, and management phases.