HDFS 310 & 469 Internships

HDFS 310 & 469

College of Health undergraduate program

Human Services Internships

Internships provide the kind of "real world" experience employers look for when hiring new employees.

HDFS is affiliated with numerous human services organizations throughout western Oregon that have agreed to provide this invaluable training to future professionals.

Through their internships, students earn college credit while shadowing an on-site supervisor — gradually assuming responsibility under close supervision.

For Child Development Internship, see HDFS 430

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Information or questions

For more information or questions about the HDFS Human Services Internship Program contact:

Tasha Galardi, PhD
HDFS Internship Coordinator

What to expect during your human services internship

Internship coordinator Tasha Galardi offers advice on how to get the most out of your internship. See how.


Defining the human services profession

According to the National Organization for Human Services,

"The field of human services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.

“The human services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery."

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