All human development students are required to complete two semesters of field placements, one on-campus internship, the other at an off-campus site in conjunction with their capstone course. These internships provide opportunities to explore different areas of potential interest; develop strong leadership, communication, and teamwork skills; make connections for their futures, and become proficient in research.

About HDV Internships

HDV 303/403 Checklist

EXCEL Internship Instructions

Students can search for internship opportunities through Career Services.   

To register for your Internship, you need to follow the EXCEL Internship Instructions

Human development students have served in a wide variety of community placements relevant to their personal interests and individual career goals, including:

  • public schools
  • nursing homes
  • teen pregnancy programs
  • physical therapy practice
  • mental health facilities
  • daycare and preschool programs
  • summer camps and recreational facilities
  • Department of Social Services
  • Head Start and Even Start
  • District Attorney
  • Liberty Partnership
  • YMCA
  • Salvation Army
  • domestic violence shelters