Human Development and Family Studies Careers and Internships

You can impact the lives of children and families

Get hands-on experience working with children and families when you complete a required internship in a human service organization. Gain skills and knowledge that lead to a rewarding career. You may:

  • Teach parenting skills to families.
  • Help a troubled teen learn how to make better life decisions.
  • Investigate a child abuse case.
  • Find housing and employment resources for the homeless.
  • Provide support for people who have survived domestic violence or sexual assault.

Follow the career path of your dreams

We have more than 20 years of experience developing strong relationships with human service organizations that offer internships. Our Internship Coordinator will help you find an internship in a location near the university, around the country or across the globe!

Graphic of US Map that shows the states HDFS interns have been placed.