Internships

Before you graduate, you will be required to spend a semester in a human services organization as an intern. Internship course is offered every semester.  In the Fall and Spring semesters the course work is on the ground.  In the summer, the internship course is taught as a hybrid model.

Contact Jordan Fox-KemperInternship Coordinator, with any questions.


Below are some answers to questions as well as forms and materials to prepare you for your internship.

Who? All Human Services majors are required to complete a one-semester internship.
What?
 An opportunity for a practical learning experience in a human services organization combined with a concurrent weekly seminar and reading.
When?

  • Recommended for students who are 2nd semester juniors or 1st semester seniors.
  • Planning for internship is done the previous semester with the Internship Coordinator.

How? The human services internship coordinator works with students to identify high-quality internship placements that match students’ interests and career goals.

How is an internship different from co-op?

  • Internship is typically unpaid
  • Internship (field experience and seminar) count for one course (6SH)
  • Students have concurrent reflection and typically take additional courses
  • Internship emphasizes students’ learning goals

Internship Meetings

If you are interested in registering for HUSV 4994 for the upcoming Spring semester you are required to attend one of the two scheduled meetings. The dates, times, and locations will be posted in the Fall. If you cannot attend either session, please contact Jordan Fox-Kemper. At the meeting we will discuss the internship and seminar expectations and guidelines for identifying an internship. Please note: you must be a junior in your second semester or a senior to enroll in this course.

Students interested in the Internship Course will have to submit a personal information packet (including an updated resume and short-answer essays)  and receive approval to enroll in the course because there is a limited number of seats. All students will be notified whether they have been approved for a slot within a few days of the application deadline.

Please feel free to contact Jordan Fox-Kemper if you have any questions.