2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

CHDV 40263 Child Development Internship

Prerequisites: PSYC/CHDV 50433 and PSYC/CHDV 50443. This experiential course provides advanced opportunities to work with children through internship positions. Service environments will provide experiential learning through which the student will utilize their knowledge of child development. Students can obtain their own positions (e.g., women shelter volunteer; Child Life Specialist shadowing) or can take part in internships facilitated by the instructor. Students spend six (6) hours a week, for twelve weeks, in their internship placement, for a total of 72 internship hours. Further, students attend a weekly two-hour seminar for the duration of the semester to discuss their experiences with peers and faculty and learn about working in helping professions.