Human Development

  • Communications Internship – Regional Theatre Of the Palouse
    All RTOP internships share the same basic expectations. At a minimum, applicants must: Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the theater. Be socially mature and self-confident. Be able to take direction and criticism well. Be able to digest new information quickly and apply it productively. Be consistent and dependable in their work habits. Have good communication skills. Enjoy multi-tasking and creative problem-solving. Work comfortably and effectively in a highly collaborative environment. A basic knowledge of computing is essential; RTOP uses a wide assortment of computer equipment and software. Communications Activities: Develop creative concepts and marketing strategies to promote ... » More ...
  • Family Support Internship – Family Promise of the Palouse
    Family Promise of the Palouse is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate shelter and support to homeless families in our community while helping people achieve lasting independence.  We operate through a partnership of interfaith congregations in our community helping families who are facing homelessness. We are an affiliate of the national Family Promise program that has served over 400,000 people – mostly children – over the past 25 years.  Our mission is to end family homelessness on the Palouse, one family at a time. We are seeking an intern to develop relationships with families, organize activities for families, and research resources for families. Job Description To facilitate ... » More ...
  • The Pathways Programs – Federal Internships & Recent Graduates Program
    Under President Obama’s leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them. We encourage you to visit this site periodically, or set up a saved search. Find an Internships Find a Recent Graduate Jobs The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals ... » More ...
  • Walt Disney World College Program – Orlando, FL
    An internship unlike any other in the world. Imagine an internship opportunity that only happens once-in-a-lifetime. Where classroom studies are applied to practical experiences. Where participants have a special opportunity to contribute to a global company, learning and working with the best in the business. With internships available in a wide range of majors and durations, the possibilities are endless. Internships are paid and may include housing and/or relocation assistance. Eligibility and qualifications vary by position. While ... » More ...

Working as an intern in a Human Development related agency or community program is an exciting opportunity to use the skills and knowledge you have gained in your course work. It is also a chance for you to reflect on the profession and determine where your skills, knowledge and interests best fit. Further, an internship often leads to a job offer after WSU graduation.

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An approved (by HD faculty), mentored, credit bearing, culminating field placement is required of all HD majors prior to graduation.  Most students complete an Internship (HD 498).  Students in two of our certificate programs complete a different type of field placement.  Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences program (teacher preparation) complete an approved student teaching placement in a Washington State public school (HD 407).  Students in the Early Childhood Education Certificate program complete a preschool teaching practicum in an approved early childhood Pullman program (HD 446). 

All placements are direct work and reflection experiences, supervised by an on-site mentor and a WSU faculty member. The field placements provide opportunities for students to apply their HD classroom learning through direct work in the field and interact with professionals in human development-related agencies and programs.  Students begin to evaluate themselves as professionals by shadowing staff in the field and then taking on professional duties at their placement site.  Students analyze and evaluate their experiential learning through a variety of written assignments completed during placements.

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