Career Exploration Internship

The Children and Youth Studies Career Exploration Internship (CHDST 4100 (95): Internship in Applied Children's Studies)

The Career Exploration Internship in Children and Youth Studies enables students who want to work directly or indirectly with children and youth, to research the multitude of interesting and varying careers available to them.

Students enrolled in the internship course will investigate what path they will need to follow on the undergraduate and graduate level to attain their career goals. Students have the opportunity to learn about professional child and youth-related careers that they may not have otherwise considered.

The internship is an exciting pathway for career exploration in settings involving children and youth, including juvenile and family court, advocacy centers, child welfare and public health organizations, legislative offices, the media and more.

Internships take place in professional settings where students can discover their individual aptitudes and talents. Through the exchange of ideas, ongoing self-assessment, course assignments, job mentoring by the site supervisor, and group discussions with other interns and the course instructor, students are encouraged to explore their life goals and dreams.

The internship is offered every fall and spring semester. Seven hours of field work and a one-hour conference per week is required of each student. The internship course is open to all undergraduates. Students with a major in children and youth studies can receive three credits toward their 30-credit requirement, as can children and youth studies students toward their 15-credit minor requirement. All other students, including those with a concentration in children and youth studies, can enroll in the internship as an elective course.

For more information, stop by the Children and Youth Studies office, 1304 James Hall or contact us at:
P: 718.951.3192