Faculty Internship Instructor: Dr. Joann Jankoski
Office: Eberly Building, 206S
Internship Requirements: HDFS 395 OR HDFS 495A (For information about prerequisite courses, please login to lionpath.psu.edu)
About HDFS 395: Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
About HDFS 495A: Represents a full-time, one-semester internship experience. Its focus is experiential learning accompanied by intensive supervision, provided by on-site personnel, as well as University-based mentoring. Taken within a year of the pre-internship course (HDFS 490), which helps the student with the details of making arrangements for their internship, HDFS 495A, taken during the same semester as HDFS 495B, is considered the capstone of the HDFS undergraduate program. The internship can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer semester. It is one full semester spent working as a human service professional in a setting of your choice. Generally interns will work as a full-time professional for the semester.
Additional Requirements: As per the Human Development & Family Studies department, students MUST complete the following prior to starting their internship:
- PA Act 33 & 34 Clearances
- PA Act 33 – Child Abuse Form
- PA Act 34 Criminal Record Check Form
- PA Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Checks
- Malpractice Insurance
Course Availability: Spring
Total Credits Received: 9
Total Hours to be Completed: 450 hrs