Internship and Field Experience for Family Studies and Child and Family Development Students

Attention Family Science Learning Community:

In response to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our professional experience courses, the Family Science program, in partnership with the National Council on Family Relations, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the College of Education and Human Development will continue with adapted professional experience course designs for the spring 2021 semester.

A detailed update on Spring 2021 Field Experience and Internship courses and course registration can be found here.

Getting Started

Professional experience coursework and placements are designed to provide students with opportunities to apply skills, identify personal strengths and areas for growth, demonstrate professional competencies, develop professional resources and explore a diverse array of careers within the field of Family Science.

FCS 2020 field experience (two or three credits)

Family studies and child and family development majors earn two or three credits toward graduation by completing 120 or 180 hours of supervised field experience. Field experiences provide students with field-based work experience designed to build professional skills and knowledge of current issues, as well as gain valuable work experience. Field experience may be completed during the fall, spring or summer sessions. Students must have successfully completed FCS 1010 and FCS 1030 prior to beginning FCS 2020.

FCS 4290 Internship (six credits)

Family studies and child and family development majors complete a six credit internship as part of their program of study. Internships offer students the opportunity to apply theories and principles from their academic program to real world situations. Internship may be completed during the fall, spring or summer sessions. Students majoring in Child & Family Development and Family Studies must have successfully completed 88 credits of program coursework including FCS 2020 prior to beginning FCS 4290.

Questions?

Please contact Mindy Holohan.