Human Services Leadership
HSL Field Placement Office
The HSL Field Placement Office’s goal is to support the preparation of human services leadership professionals by providing field experiences that promote personal and professional development. Placement agencies offer experiences that align with the program’s mission and philosophy, as well as with the Council for Human Services Education (CSHSE) standards.
Students complete two separate internships during the program following field exploration in their Introduction to Human Services course.
- Internship (course HS 325) is a 120-hour experience generally completed early in the program.
- Advanced Internship (courses HS 420, 421 and 422) is a 280-hour culminating experience completed at the end of the program.
Formal application and eligibility are required for admission to internship and advanced internship. Each year the office works within the community to develop a diverse pool of placement sites and processes more than 200 field placement applications. The office also provides on-going support to students, agencies and instructors.