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Human Development & Family Science majors are encouraged to complete a capstone professional development opportunity in the form of a full-time professional internship. The internship typically occurs during the semester following completion of all coursework. Students are jointly supervised by a faculty internship supervisor and an experienced on-site supervisor at the internship location. HDFS students and sites who want to learn more about the HDFS Internship Process can visit:

Available Internship Highlight

Children’s Camp in Georgia

We run nine overnight summer camps for children and teens with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Volunteering at a Children’s Camp is great for a resume, community service hours, fieldwork experience, and to network with Children’s employees. Below you will find more information regarding our camp programs.

We also offer a Camp Program Internship during which participants help with the behind-the-scenes planning and implementation of camp. Students attend two full weeks of camp and spend 2-3 days a week in the office throughout the summer preparing for camp. We offer child life practicum hours for the internship. Applications can be found at this link: Camp Program Internship. We do have an especially high need for male volunteers to work with our male campers.

The camps are hosted at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, GA and Rutledge, GA, which are both 45 min–1 hour outside of Atlanta. Room and board is provided for each week of camp. All volunteers are required to complete a mandatory virtual training prior to camp.

Visit our website to learn more:

Valdosta Marriage and Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy program at VSU offers junior and senior undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a Clinical Undergraduate Internship in the Summer semesters. During the summer semester, we offer a flexible schedule as the internship can be taken for one month, or the entire semester (June-July). The internship provides a hands-on experience where students can fully participate in learning about what it means to be a Marriage and Family Therapist by working at FamilyWorks Clinic- Valdosta State University 

Here is a link to a short video about the internship: 

The internship is housed in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at VSU. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Training and Education (COAMFTE). The 60 credit Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy prepares students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists in Georgia and other states and for clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The Program provides the unique opportunity for students to work face-to-face with clients at FamilyWorks, our student-run, university-based Family Therapy clinic. 

Summer applications are due February 16th, by 9am. To complete an application just click on the following link:  

If you are also interested in learning more about the MFT program, you can register for an information session on February 9th from 12:00-1:00 by clicking this link here

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out, 

Ashley Figueroa or Dr. Lambert-Shute,

Current Job Options

Internship Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship

The Internship Scholarship Program (ISP), offered by the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), provides scholarships for career-related internships. Beginning in Summer 2019, the OCPD has provided unrestricted awards of up to $3,000 to offset the cost of professional internships that provide minimal or no compensation. Starting in Fall 2022, these internship scholarships will be available to students every academic semester.

  • Must be an undergraduate student in good standing and completed at least 30 credit hours, or a graduate student in good standing.
  • Plan to complete and have secured an internship that is at least six weeks in length and a minimum of 240 hours.
  • The internship meets NACE internship guidelines.
  • Must not have received an ISP award previously.

Applications will include the following:

  • Application via Google Form
  • Résumé
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • An estimated budget of how scholarship money would be used; click here for a sample budget spreadsheet
  • WINGS Financial Aid award information (screenshots are allowed)

Recent Internship Locations

Human Development and Family Sciences

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School – Public PreK
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire
Choices of the Heart
Make A Wish Georgia
Division of Family and Child Services – Chatham County
Frazer Center Child Development Program
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development
Omega Elementary School – Public PreK
Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
Giving Children A Chance of Georgia [GCAC]
Aurora Day Camp- Sunrise Association
Calvary Day School – School Counselor Office
Child Development Center at Georgia Southern University
Circle of Hope
St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital Social Work Acute Rehab & Transitional Care Units
The Lodge at Bethany – Resident Engagement
Camp Kudzu
Igniting Hope Georgia
Greene/Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services
Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services
Jay’s Hope Foundation
Child Advocacy Services SEGA
Connection Church Statesboro GA
Hand in Hand International adoption agency
The Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter
The Sunshine House, CAC
Kate’s Club
The Family Center *Nashville TN*
Ruth Byck Adult Day Care Center
Southern Manor Senior Living
The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home
Savannah/Chatham CASA
The Teal House
Union Mission
United Way Effingham
Stepping Stone Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center [Dublin, GA]
Willow Pond Senior Care
Georgia Division of Aging Services
Ronald McDonald House of Columbia
Southeast Bulloch High School – Public PreK Classroom
St Andrews Montessori School
The Institute of Human Services (Honolulu, HI)
Deliver the Dream (Florida)
Camp Twin Lakes [Rutledge, GA]
Regancy Southern Care Hospice
Splash in the Boro – Youth & Family Programming
St. Joe Hospitality Resort – Children’s Programming (Florida)
The Suzuki School at Ponce City Market
Hospice Care Options [Macon, GA]
Bryan County Cooperative Extension Office – 4-H Programming
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia- Macon, Ga
Angel Eyes Supervised Visitation
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc.
Telfair County Elementary School – School Counselor’s Office
Hearts and Hands Clinic
Chicago Autism and Behavioral Specialists [CABS] Savannah, GA
Douglas County Task Force
Family Promise of the Coastal Empire
Coastal Georgia Babies Can’t Wait
Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County
Spectrum Behavioral Associates Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic and Center for Social Skills Development [Acworth, GA]
The NASCAR Foundation, Daytona Beach, FL
Bulloch County Cooperative Extension – 4-H Programs
Mattie Lively Elementary Preschool Intervention Program – Autism Classroom
Gwinnett County Juvenile Courts
Bulloch County Board of Ed – Parent Liaisons Office
Clayton County Cooperative Extension – FACS Programming
Safe Haven
Extra Special People [Watkinsville, GA]
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Camp Sunshine
Day League (DeKalb Rape Crisis Center)
Rincon Elementary – Preschool Intervention Program
Tattnall County Cooperative Extension/4-H
Rincon Elementary School
Ochsner Hospital for Children
Hospice Savannah/ Full Circle
Light Of Hope ABA
CURE Childhood Cancer
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center
Bethany Christian Services – Columbus
Impact Counseling & Consulting [Conyers, GA]
Village Autism – Tucker, GA
Camp RAD
Severns Valley Baptist Church [TN]
Action Pact- Reidsville, GA
The Lily Pad SANE Center [Albany, GA]

Last updated: 2/13/2024