Human Services gerontology course work at York College

Human Services internships

As a Human Services major, you'll be working on skills that help you create positive change for individuals, families, and communities. That makes it crucial you have real-world experience, making you more marketable to potential employers and graduate programs and more valuable to those you want to aid. We require two internships completed before graduation.

Our students have participated in a variety of internships locally or regionally - youth advocate programs, social service agencies, occupational therapy, hospitals, schools, animal-assisted therapy centers, retirement communities, and many others.

Human Services students get involved with internships and nonprofit causes

Internship FAQ

  • What are the prerequisites for HSV 495?

    Students must meet specific eligibility requirements in order to register for an internship for academic credit at YCP. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

  • When should I start looking for an internship?

    Start the process one-two semesters before you intend doing the internship.  This process can take a while, especially if the organization requires background checks, so start planning early.

  • How many hours are required to complete an internship?

    Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours on-site to earn three credits in a given semester.  Human Services students must earn six credits of internship experience as a requirement of the program.  The two experiences that comprise the six credits must be significantly distinct learning experiences.

  • When can I do my internship?

    It is possible to do an internship in the fall or spring semesters as well as the summer session. Essentially, there's always an opportunity, so don't let timing be a reason you don't pursue a possible internship!

  • HELP! How do I find an internship?! What should my first step be?

    If you are interested in doing an internship, please meet with Dr. Maitoza (LS323/rmaitoza@ycp.edu).  Stop by during her office hours or send an email to schedule a meeting.