Application of skills learned in interdisciplinary program or major to a variety of human service settings.
In this course, students participate in a hands-on work experience in a setting directly related to the field of adult development and aging. Once students have worked with their advisor to determine the best semester to take their internship, they should contact the Internship Placement Coordinator, Dr. Allyson Brothers, with whom they will work closely in order to ensure appropriate placement. To request a course override, students should e-mail Dr. Brothers: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your CSU ID and as much detail as possible regarding the timeline and desired internship placement. This is preferably done during the semester before the internship will be completed, as ample time is needed for the placement process, including selecting an internship site, completing a background check, signing a contract with the site supervisor, and setting specific goals and objectives for the internship experience. No classroom hours are required during the semester. Grades are earned as a result of completing the required number of internship site hours, attending required meetings (in-person or phone), and submitting the required written assignments.
This course can be applied toward:
HDFS 201 (Internship in Human Services).
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, students ensure they are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
Registration Information and Prerequisite:
Written consent of instructor (course override required); enrollment in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor (GIM).
Textbooks and Materials
Dr. Allyson Brothers
Allyson Brothers is a gerontologist, passionate about understanding the lifelong influences that shape the health and well-being of individuals as they reach late life. She teaches both online and in the physical classroom in the department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).
Katie Ditter is the Director of Undergraduate Advising in the HDFS Department, and has worked in student affairs for more than 20 years. She teaches both the on-campus and online sections of Professional Skills Development I.