PHS PHS402 - Senior Internship

(Credits: 3)

The senior internship is a mentored experience in the field of human services for students to contact, observe, and engage in the activities of a human service provider.  The internship plays an integral role in the program’s philosophy of providing students with an opportunity to serve the community and learn about creating the potential for social change.  Students will have the opportunity to gain greater understanding about social, psychological, political, and organizational aspects of providing services in the community.  Additionally, students will learn about and experience the rewards and challenges that agencies and programs face in serving clients, obtaining funding, and providing high quality services within a complex and rapidly evolving environment.  The internship will provide students with supervision and training so that they may effectively interact with and assist clients and the community.