The Internship Program provides an opportunity to obtain a supervised professional experience for the Child, Youth, & Family Development concentration in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Students are required to complete six semester hours (240 contact hours) of internship to meet the HDF major requirements. The internship course, HDF 499: Supervised Professional Experience, is offered for either 3 or 6 semester hours.

The internship course is designed to help students connect their academic knowledge to real life experience, to obtain professional experience in a field that relates to Human Development and Family Studies, and to develop professional relationships. Additionally, the internship will provide a way for students to test the waters about their field of interest.

HDF 477: Professional Development in HDFS must be taken prior to enrolling in the internship course. This course is designed to help students develop a successful internship experience and professional ways to work in this setting. Students also have the opportunity to develop professional skills beyond their internship. As the speaking intensive course for the Child, Youth, & Family Development concentration, students will further develop their interpersonal skills by completing oral assignments.

As a capstone experience, you must meet the following prerequisites prior to enrolling in HDF 499:   

  • Formally admitted into the HDF program
  • Completion of HDF 477: Professional Development in HDFS
  • Obtained at least a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Approval from the HDF Internship Director

I hope that you are looking forward to your internship experience. As you go through your program, you may have many questions about the internship process. Please refer to the links on the left for information and please contact Dr. Bulls, Internship Director for HDF.

NOTE: Please see Recent Announcements below for new information!

Recent Announcements

  • Policy Changes effective Spring 2014 There are new changes in regards to the internship contact hours. Students are now required to obtain 240 contact hours to complete their internship requirement. Additionally, students are required to ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2013, 5:30 AM by Joi Bulls
  • LinkedIn I have started two LinkedIn pages:UNCG HDFS-Internship is for pre-interns who are actively looking for internships or who wants to be updated about the Internship Program. I ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:34 PM by Joi Bulls
  • Policy Changes effective Fall 2012 Effective Fall 2012, summer internships will be discontinued for all students. Please arrange your schedules to enroll in HDF 499 during the Fall or Spring semesters.
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 9:40 AM by Joi Bulls
  • Policy Changes for HDF 499 (Supervised Professional Experience) Beginning Fall 2010, the following policy changes will apply to HDF 499 (Supervised Professional Experience). Summer Internship Placements Summer interns must select local placements within a 30 mile radius of ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2010, 1:16 PM by Joi Bulls
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Agencies requesting interns

  • LGBTQ research project The  NC Sexual Violence Prevention Team is planning to conduct a survey of LGBTQ college students across the state.  They are interested in identifying these students experiences with violence/victmization ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 7:33 AM by Joi Bulls
  • Research-Oriented Internship Opportunities
    Posted Sep 24, 2013, 5:52 AM by Joi Bulls
  • Alderman Elementary This placement is for students who are interested in school counseling. Contact below: Jeffrey Uhlenberg Principal Alderman Elementary (336) 294-7320
    Posted Aug 20, 2013, 10:30 AM by Joi Bulls
  • Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital will now be offering a Child Life practicum for interested and eligible students. This experience is designed as a pre-requisite to a Child Life ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2013, 8:14 AM by Joi Bulls
  • Lindley Habilitation Lindley Habilitation Services is looking for interns on a regular basis. For more information, visit their website at www.lindleyhabilitation.comYou can also contact Corby Brooks to schedule an ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:09 PM by Joi Bulls
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