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Internship (18-325, 3 credits)

120 hours experience in a human service agency.

Students have been accepted into the Human Services Leadership program and have completed at least 9 credits of human services coursework following field exploration in their Introduction to Human Services course. They should be able to interact effectively with clients and staff, plan short programs, engage in administrative tasks and do special projects. Students, though, will need support in further developing professional competencies.

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

Internship Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the placement site’s organizational structure, mission and clientele, and act in accordance with the site’s governing principles and regulations.
  2. Develop the capacity to analyze and solve practice-related problems, drawing upon relevant data and a conceptual understanding of the situation.
  3. Develop interpersonal communication skills consistent with the professional conduct and ethical standards (CSHSE, National Standards) of a human service professional.
  4. Develop a sense of professional identity, including self-awareness and insight into personal strengths and areas for improvement.
  5. Learn and develop technology and information management skills to adequately perform administrative aspects within a service delivery system.

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