Advanced Internship

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Advanced Internship

Advanced Internship (18-420, 3 credits; 18-421, 3 credits;  18-422, 1 credit) 

280 service hours of (unpaid) experience in a human service agency.

Advanced Internship students have completed their program courses. Advanced Internship students have been prepared through their coursework to function, as an entry level worker. Advanced interns require a leadership component or role. 

Advanced students may seek a site outside of our placement listings if it directly aligns with their professional objectives. A request must be submitted for consideration of placement in an agency not listed in our directory. Out of area placement (eligibility requirements apply) may also be available for Advanced Internship students. Submission of a request is required for consideration.

The course component of the advanced internship requires bi-weekly seminar attendance and written coursework.

 Advanced Internship Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the placement site’s organizational structure, mission and clientele, while acting in accordance with the site’s governing principles and regulations.
  2. Analyze practice-related issues and, utilizing relevant data and a conceptual understanding of the situation, develop effective problem resolution and intervention strategies.
  3. Display interpersonal communication skills at a professional level consistent with the Human Service profession’s conduct and ethical standards (CSHSE, National Standards) when interacting with clients, staff, and community.
  4. Demonstrate a sense of integrity by establishing a professional identity, including self-awareness and insight into personal strengths and areas for improvement.
  5. Use technology and information management skills to perform administrative aspects within a service delivery system.
  6. Exhibit Leadership ability, including but not limited to multi-level thinking, purpose-driven, resourcefulness, and advocacy, to perform as a leader in one or more aspects of Human Services work.


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