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

Getting Started

Professional Experience is meant to provide students with “real world” experiences that will allow them to apply skills learned in the classroom, gain insights into personal strengths and weaknesses, build a professional resume and electronic portfolio, and discover new opportunities-explore the field. Get started by downloading the How To PDF below.

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.

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.

Questions?

To determine if you have completed the pre-requisite courses required in order to register for FCS 2020: Field Experience or FCS 4290: Internship, contact Linda Dove, the undergraduate academic advisor.

For major faculty signature on your field experience or internship approval form, contact Linda Dove or Bryce Dickey.