There are two types of structured fieldwork experiences for Youth Development majors: community service and internship. We work closely with individual students to identify community service and internship sites that meet their specific goals and interests, and support students through every step of the way. Our goals for students’ fieldwork experiences are that they are experiential, community-based, and incorporate service-learning.
Community Service FieldworkPre-Practicum: Introduction to Youth Development Agencies (YDEV 186) is a one-credit (45 hours) or two-credit (90 hours) course in which students work directly with youth over a semester.
Internship FieldworkPre-Internship Seminar I (YDEV 286) is a one-credit course in which students identify their strengths, interests, and internship possibilities.
Pre-Internship Seminar II (YDEV 386) is a one-credit course that prepares students to apply, interview, and develop learning objectives and projects with internship sites.
The Supervised Internship (YDEV 486) is a six- to 12-credit course in which students complete their internships. Internships can be completed over the summer, during the academic year, or a combination of both. Some students intern at more than one agency
Internship and Fieldwork Handbook
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