Internships

Internships

Human Development and Family Studies students are required to gain experience through an internship with an agency matching their interests and goals. The internship experience involves a three course sequence of which 6-8 credits must be earned in an agency. Additional information on internship planning and opportunities is available from the program office.

HDFS Internship

  • The HDFS program strongly focuses on student preparation for internship.
  • Generally start preparing students in the first semester of Junior year.
  • The program stresses the internship as an extension of their coursework.
  • Students encouraged to strategically select their internship to suit their professional and/or graduate school goals.
HDFS Internship include placements at:
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Diakon Lutheran Services
  • Mazzetti and Sullivan Counseling Services
  • Whitaker Center
  • Various child care centers
  • Hospice
  • Select Medical
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • YWCA
  • Victim Services of Cumberland County
  • Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg
  • The PROGRAM: It’s About Change
  • PA DPW Bureau of Human Service Licensing
  • Office of Child Development and Early Learning
  • Head Start
  • United Methodist Home for Children
  • Hospice
  • CONTACT Directory
  • Caron Foundation
  • Capital Blue Cross

Internship Field Manual