School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies
Students in the HDFS major enroll in an internship experience that enables them to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the major and to acquire valuable, closely supervised experience in the field. Designed as a capstone experience, the internship is unique compared to those at other institutions in terms of the length of time students spend at their sites and the close supervision they receive from a faculty supervisor. In addition to providing students with a substantive opportunity to interact with children, families, and community professionals, the internship simultaneously offers a valuable resource to numerous agencies in the local community.
As a capstone experience, you must meet the following prerequisites prior to enrolling in the internship:
- Junior or Senior level standing
- Minimum of 24 semester hours in HDFS content area
- Completion of HDFS 105 and 106
- HDFS internship coordinator approval