Student Internship Information
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or above
- Junior or Senior standing
- Declared major in Human Development
- Human Development faculty member who is willing to serve as the faculty sponsor for the internship
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
- Determine if you meet the prerequisites.
- Find a faculty sponsor based on your interests and ask if they’d be willing to supervise an internship.
- Look for internship possibilities on PRO, the Human Development website, or the want ads.
- Contact the internship site to see if they are accepting interns. Complete the internship site application procedures (e.g., application, interview).
- Complete the Internship form and have your faculty sponsor, internship site supervisor, and chair of Human Development sign.
What's Expected of the Intern
- Meet with faculty sponsor 3-4 times during the semester to discuss the internship experience and relevant academic readings
- Weekly journal to record activities, reactions, insights and/or linkages to theoretical perspectives
- 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.
- One page description and evaluation of the internship experience that can be used as a source of future reference for both students and faculty.
- Complete required hours on site (3 credits = 100 hours).