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Human Development

Student Internship Information

Internship Prerequisites

  1. 3.0 cumulative GPA or above
  2. Junior or Senior standing
  3. Declared major in Human Development
  4. Human Development faculty member who is willing to serve as the faculty sponsor for the internship

Internship Policies

Internships are typically offered for 3 credits, where you must complete 100 hours on site. You may instead choose to take a smaller or larger number of credits (1 credit = 33 hours on site). Only 3 credits of internship may be applied to the major.

Internships are intended for new learning experiences and are not typically approved for your current workplace or for a repeat internship.

To set up an Internship

  1. Determine if you meet the prerequisites.
  2. Find a faculty sponsor based on your interests and ask if they’d be willing to supervise an internship.
  3. Look for internship possibilities on PRO, the Human Development website, or the want ads.
  4. Contact the internship site to see if they are accepting interns. Complete the internship site application procedures (e.g., application, interview).
  5. Complete the Internship form and have your faculty sponsor, internship site supervisor, and chair of Human Development sign.

What's Expected of the Intern

  1. Meet with faculty sponsor 3-4 times during the semester to discuss the internship experience and relevant academic readings
  2. Weekly journal to record activities, reactions, insights and/or linkages to theoretical perspectives
  3. 15-20 page literature review paper exploring a topic specific to the internship site (e.g., the effectiveness of mentoring programs with academically at-risk youth). The final paper should be an integration of research (i.e., library research) and practice.
  4. One page description and evaluation of the internship experience that can be used as a source of future reference for both students and faculty.
  5. Complete required hours on site (3 credits = 100 hours).