Student completing internship at The College School

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Human Services and Human Resources Field Placements

Students complete up to 450 hours of internship experience through academic courses such as HDFS 334 (50 hour field placement), HDFS 449 (400 hour internship) and HDFS 364 (Field Experience in Administration). Through this coursework, students get hands-on-training in human resources and human services and are developing skills to enhance their professional development. Internships can be completed on or off campus; students have access to a password-protected database to explore available internship opportunities we have developed with local community partners.

Human Services and Human Relations Administration majors intern in a wide variety of schools, non-profit, for-profit, and community based agencies for academic credit. Students can search for internship opportunities in a password protected database and seek help from our Clinical Coordinator.

Are you a student seeking experience in the field?

Whether you are interested in volunteering or looking for a placement for HDFS 334 or 449, we are here to help you find opportunities to engage in hands-on training in the fields of human services and human resources. Our Clinical Coordinator is available to meet with students to discuss career goals and help you find an appropriate placement. Students can also review our password-protected internship database to explore pre-approved opportunities and can access the resource page for additional information. Human Services majors may also have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.

Examples of recent Human Services placements: 

  • Delaware Center for Justice
  • Special Olympics of Delaware
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Alfred. I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • Planned Parenthood of Delaware

Examples of recent Human Relations Administration placements: 

  • Mid Atlantic Behavioral Health
  • University of Delaware
  • WSFS Bank Cash Connect
  • DelDOT
  • LA Red Health Center
Rebekah Schrier
Student helps at-risk youths

Early Childhood Education Placements

Students in Early Childhood Education complete field experiences in public schools and early care and education programs on and off campus during their four years in the program. Students in this major are assigned field placement and student teaching experiences through the Office of Clinical Studies. Early Childhood Education majors may also have the opportunity to student teach abroad.

Are you an employer looking for students to help your organization?

We know how busy your work can be and that’s where our students can help.  We are always looking for partner sites with to assist our students in applying their skills out in the field. To learn more about our programs and internship experiences, please visit our employer page.

“I went in to the internship not knowing much about what I would be doing, expecting it to be mostly just for class. However, I have come to really love the tasks I’ve been given. I never thought my first internship ever would allow me to visit families and toddlers in their homes and work with them so directly. It is such a hands on and learning experience. I now know that this is definitely the field I want to be in.”