As a Human Development and Family Science Major, you are able to apply your knowledge through hands-on internships in community or research settings.

How will an internship impact your future?

Since 1993, our students’ supervisors consistently say they would hire our students if they had positions. Approximately 20% of our interns receive employment offers directly from their internship sites. 

Why is an internship required?

The University of Georgia, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Human Development believe that experiential learning “enhance[s] learning and position [students] for success after graduation.” Completing the internship fulfills your Experiential Learning requirement for the university, while fulfilling the requirements of your degree in Human Development and Family Science.

You will register for an internship course just as you would any other course, so please be mindful of tuition deadlines.

There are experiential learning funding opportunities, so please review the EL website for guidelines and due dates!

What type of internship is right for me?

Applied Community Internship (5910) Applied Research Internship (5950) FACS Legislative Aide (FACS 5905)
GPA 2.5 3.0 2.7
Credit Hours 6 (240 clock hours) or 9 (360 clock hours) 1 (45 clock hours), 2 (90 clock hours), or 3 (135 clock hours)  Up to 12 credit hours. Will fulfill HDFS internship requirement (6 credit hours required).
Careers If you are pursuing a career in an applied field and hope to work for a nonprofit organization, company, school or health care environment, a community based internship may be for you. If you are interested in pursuing a career in a research field and hope to work for a nonprofit in development, higher education in research or teaching, or a health care environment in research, then a research internship may be for you.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in anything, then the Legislative Aide Program may be for you.

You will register for all credit hours with FACS 5905. Please meet with your advisor to review your timeline and course requirements.

Application Process Please complete the following Applied Internship Checklist and bring it to your advisor for approval and clearance to register for the HDFS 5900 pre-internship course. Students must complete the work in 5900 before receiving permission to enroll in HDFS 5910 Internship. Please complete the Research Internship Checklist and bring it to your advisor for approval. Once you have approval, complete the 5950 Agreement Form for clearance to register for the course. Please complete the Legislative Aide Application.