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.

  • Do you have a list of Human Services internship sites?
    ACCESS- York/YWCA Victim Services
    Domestic Violence Services
    York, PA 17401
    717.845.8226
    Lancaster General Health
    2100 Harrisburg Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    717.544.3122
    Adams-Hanover Counseling Services
    44 South Franklin Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325-2100
    717.334.9111
    The Lehman Center
    Child/Family Crisis Center and Art Therapy Program
    400 W. Market St.
    York, PA 17401
    717.845.5771
    Atkins House
    Residential Community Corrections Center for Women
    307 East King Street
    York, PA 17403
    717.848.5454
    Lutheran Social Services
    Senior Living
    Village at Kelly Drive
    750 Kelly Drive
    York, PA 17404
    717.852.9706
    Bell Socialization Services Inc.
    Housing Support Services, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Support Services
    160 South George Street
    York, PA 17401-1408
    717.848.5767
    Lutheran Social Services
    Senior Living
    Village at Sprenkle Drive
    1801 Folkemer Circle
    York, PA 17404
    717.764.9994
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
    227 W Market St
    York, PA 17401
    717.843.0051
    Manito, Inc.
    Centers for Innovative Learning
    (two York locations)
    Manito York Academy
    625 East Philadelphia Street
    York, PA 17403
    717.848.2255
    and
    Manito Madison Avenue
    Center
    601 Madison Avenue
    York, PA 17404
    717.848.3224
    Broadmore Senior Living
    2405 Knobhill Road
    York, PA 17403
    717.812.9777
    Memorial Hospital
    325 South Belmont Street
    P.O. Box 15118
    York, PA 17405
    1.800.436.4326
    Children's Home of York
    Child/Family Social Services
    77 Shoe House Road
    York, Pennsylvania 17406
    717.755.1033
    Normandie Ridge
    Elder Care Services
    1700 Normandie Drive
    York, PA 17408
    717.764.6262
    Colonial House, Inc.
    Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment
    1300 Woodberry Road
    York, PA 17408
    1.800.767.9702
    Olivia's House
    Grief and Loss Center for Children
    830 S. George Street
    York, PA 17403
    717.699.1133
    Community Corrections Center of York
    317 W. Market Street
    York, PA 17401
    717.771.1342
    Pen-Mar Organization, Inc.
    Disability Services
    (three locations)
    Maryland Line
    310 Old Freeland Road
    Freeland, MD 21053
    410.343.2112
    and
    Southern Community Services
    44 S. Main
    Shrewsbury, PA 17361
    717.227.0048
    and
    Pen-Mar North
    10671 Susquehanna Trail
    Glen Rock, PA 17327
    717.235.9878
    Community Services Group
    Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Eldercare, and Children's Services
    Corporate Office
    320 Highland Drive
    PO Box 597
    Mountville, PA 17554
    717.285.7121
    Southern York County School District
    Guidance Counseling
    3280 Fissels Church Road
    Glen Rock, PA 17327
    Compassionate Care Hospice
    2449 South Queen Street
    York, PA 17402-5075
    717.747.0047
    T. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc.
    Corporate Office
    2141 Oregon Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    717.560.7917
    York Satellite Location
    2845 Eastern Blvd.
    York, PA 17402
    717.840.6444
    Crispus Attucks Association, Inc.
    605 South Duke St
    York, PA 17401
    717.848.3610
    York Area Housing Group
    118 N. George Street
    York, PA 17401
    717.846.5139
    Cross Keys Village Brethren Home
    Senior Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Care
    2990 Carlisle Pike
    New Oxford, PA 17350-9582
    717.624.2161
    York City Human Relations Commission
    Princess Street Center
    368 W. Princess St.
    York, PA 17401
    717.846.2926
    DENTSPLY International
    Human Resources Internships
    World Headquarters
    Susquehanna Commerce Center
    221 W. Philadelphia Street
    P.O. Box 872
    York, PA 17405-0872
    717.845.7511
    1.800.877.0020
    York County Area Agency on Aging
    100 West Market Street
    Suite 102
    York, PA 17401
    717.771.9610 or 800.632.9073
    Fax: 717.771.9044
    Director: Dianna Benaknin
    Diakon Adoption & Foster Care
    836 South George Street
    York, PA 17404
    717.845.9113
    York County Children and Youth Services
    100 West Market Street
    York, PA 17401
    717.846.8496 
    Downtown Inc.
    Community Investment and Revitalization
    1 East Market Street Suite 202
    York, PA 17401
    717.849.2331
    York County Community Against Racism
    116 North George St.
    York, PA 17401
    717.718.2260
    Easter Seals South Central Pennsylvania
    Disability Services
    2201 S Queen St
    York, PA 17402
    717.741.3891
    York County Heritage Trust
    Collections, Historic Sites, and Museums
    250 E. Market Street
    York, PA 17403
    717.848.1587
    Family-Child Resources Inc.
    (two locations)
    3995 East Market Street
    717.757.1227
    and
    Square Commercial Center
    1 Center Square, Suite 3
    Hanover, PA 17331
    717.630.2882
    York County Human Services Division
    York County Government Center
    100 W Market St Suite 401
    York, PA 17401
    717.771.9347
    1.800.441.2025 x9347
    Gaudenzia
    Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
    106 W. Main Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    610.239.9600
    Area Programs in Lancaster, Dauphin, and Cumberland Counties
    York County Prison
    3400 Concord Road
    York, PA 17402
    717.840.7580
    Heartland Hospice Care - York
    3417 Concord Road, Suite C
    York, PA 17402
    717.840.1002
    Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. of York County
    907 Roosevelt Avenue
    York, PA 17404
    717.845.8731
    Jewish Family Services of York
    2000 Hollywood Dr
    York, PA 17403-4210
    717.843.5011
    YWCA of York
    320 East Market St.
    York, PA 17403