Values-based Internships: Combining TEFI Values, Career Internships, and Community Engagement

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bonnie M. Canziani, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This paper presents a conceptual framework for exploring the potential of values-based internships that are strategically designed to balance learning across all five TEFI values (professionalism, knowledge, mutual respect, ethics, and stewardship). The paper examines service learning concepts to identify ways in which internships may be improved to engage students more fully in learning goals related to stewardship and ethics by allowing students to take part in activities related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Pilot qualitative data collected from local internship partners are examined to explore both benefits and limitations of the values-based internship concept. The author provides subsequent recommendations and identification of areas for future research.

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Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 14(2), 129-148
Language: English
Date: 2014
corporate social responsibility, curriculum, global citizenship, internship, TEFI values, volunteerism

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