It is exciting to begin your fieldwork. This is your chance to explore the possibilities. A time to find and test your interests, experience the involvement and benefit of working in the Human Services profession. It’s your opportunity to begin making a difference.
The Human Services Leadership program includes three different volunteer field placements, each at a separate agency site, offering progressive experiences. Study abroad is also available to meet all or part of the requirements for the two internships. The requirements for the Human Service Leadership Field Experience may be viewed by selecting the following link, Program Requirements.
A 30-hour introductory experience is required as part of the course, Introduction to Human Services (18-203). This field experience is arranged by the course instructor and is designed to acquaint you with a Human Service agency.
The Internship field experience (course 18-325) is a 120-hour field experience. Internship includes placement in an agency for the required hours and has a group seminar component. As a student, you will identify three site options from our field placement directory. The field placement staff arranges the placement. This field experience provides the opportunity to observe and participate in the activities of the placement site and to learn about other Human Service agencies where classmates are placed. Formal application is required.
Advanced Internship (courses 18-420/421/422) is the final field experience for Human Services Leadership majors. Advanced Internship includes a 280-hour agency placement and has a group seminar component. As a student, you will identify three site options from our placement directory. The field placement staff arranges the placement. Advanced students may seek a site outside of our placement listings if it directly aligns with their professional objectives. An appeal must be submitted for consideration of placement in an agency not listed in our directory. Out of area placement may also be available for Advanced Internship students with an appeal. Advanced Internship students will engage in activities and responsibilities that will be similar to an entry-level worker. Formal application is required.
The field placements will offer a great deal of hands-on experience and will assist you in taking the last step before heading into the Human Services field. It is an exciting and rewarding career track that will lead you to make a difference in the lives of others.