Internships in CYC require a minimum of three credits (9 hours/week) in a setting that provides direct contact with children and/or adolescents at-risk. The course students will register for to enroll in the internship depends on whether they are taking CYC as an emphasis or minor, the major department, and other possible program requirements in their major field of study. Possible course options are: CEI 450, HED 495/498, (if done with pediatric population), PSY 450, REC 450, RTH 498, SOC 450 if it has a vulnerable-at risk child/youth focus.
Students who take the CYC 450 course for the internship will enroll in:
CYC 450 Cr. 1-6
Internship in Child/Youth Care
An academically relevant field experience for students in the Child/Youth Care Emphasis. The internship must be at an approved site with substantial time devoted to work with children or adolescents at risk. The internship will be arranged through Career Services and supervised by a child/youth care emphasis affiliated faculty member. Prerequisite: junior standing, CYC 210, and 2.25 cumulative grade point average. Pass/Fail grading. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.
Internships are arranged through Career Services after approval from your academic advisor. For more information or to apply for an internship, please contact Karolyn Bald in Career Services.
Possible Internship Sites:
- Coulee Children's Center
- Elementary/Middle School/High School guidance offices
- Summer Camps for at-risk youth
- Gundersen Lutheran Child Life
- The Parenting Place