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Internships and Careers

​​​​What can you be with a degree in Child Development? Early Childhood? Family Studies?
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Independent Living Instructor
  • Group Home Therapist
  • Foster Home Certification Manager
  • Child Development/Family Studies Professor
  • Administrative Supervisor, Early Head Start
  • Enrollment & Match Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Lead Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education Specialist
  • Foster Care Case Manager
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Great Start Collaborative Director
  • Intake Therapist for Children's Outpatient Services
  • Certified Child Life Specialist

Want to see what other exciting jobs you can have with these majors?
Check out the career list!

NOTE: Beginning in 2020, the HDFS program will no longer be offering the internship class, HDF 419, in the fall semester. The class will only be offered in the spring or summer semesters.

How to get started? Internships!
Child Development and Family Studies major are required to complete an internship. Check out some of the places our students have interned!

Farwell, MI
Various Michigan Locations
​Farmington Hills, MI
Hartland, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Midland, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Brighton, MI
Oxford, MI
Midland, MI
​Shepherd, MI
​Harrison, MI


Internship Deadlines
Internship Application Deadlines 
Summer 2019: February 21, 2019
Fall 2019: April 21, 2019

Internship Application

Internship Site Secured Deadlines
Summer 2019: April 5, 2019
Fall 2019: July 19, 2019

Internship Site Form

Internship Handbook

For more information, contact:
Beth Embrey
HEV Internship Coordinator embre1el@cmich.edu

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