HSL 4275 Internship is an individually-planned work experience in a business or agency appropriate to the chosen area of academic specialization.
The objectives of the internship are to 1) simulate a job search as you identify and secure an internship site appropriate to your professional goals, 2) provide a relevant professional experience equivalent to an entry-level position, and 3) allow for professional self-reflection.
In order to apply for HSL 4275 Internship you must have:
This pre-professional experience gives you the opportunity to put to practical use the knowledge and skills acquired as a student. It is expected that you will gain an understanding of the philosophy, organization, and “inner workings” of your site and become familiar with the roles, responsibilities, and limitations within your field of study.
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Jill Bowers, firstname.lastname@example.org // Klehm Hall 1048 // 217-581-6354
Dues dates for the undergraduateinternship application (all paperwork will be submitted online):
Upon approval of the internship application, you will be administratively added to the course. If you are not enrolled in HSL 4275 by the end of finals week the semester before you will complete your internship, contact Dr. Bowers at email@example.com for information.
Current Internship, Job, and Volunteer Opportunities
DCFS, After reading through the information, on their website, you can apply online or contact Audrey D. Reischauer, MSW Associate Director of Academic Partnerships, DCFS Office of Learning & Professional Development by email (audrey.d.reischauer@illinois.
Illinois Coalition for Community Services/Teen Reach, Contact Program Manager, Claude Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mattoon YMCA, Contact Youth and Community Senior Program Director, Kayla Kerner at email@example.com. They are currently looking for interns.
Generation 2 Generation. Contact volunteer coordinator, Jo Ellen Hickenbottom (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Director, Bill Duey (email@example.com).
Graduate students - Pediatric Interactions, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. They have facilities in the Grayslake and McHenry areas in Illinois. Students will be interviewed between February 1 -- March 1, 2020.
The Douglas County Health Department is currently looking for interns for their summer food programs in Douglas and Edgar counties. Email Amanda Minor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy Summer Phillips (email@example.com) for more information.
Disney Career Internship Program. Students who participate in this internship have access to many different benefits that come with living around the Disney parks, housing at apartment complexes (equipped with pool and a game room, as well as mental health and relationship support programs). Students also have access to a student center where they can focus their course work. Rent is take from students checks. Disney is also flexible in creating schedules for students who need to work around EIU classes if needed. Interns are provided with uniforms and laundry access, and they receive free transportation to their worksites, shopping sites, the beach, and other local tourist attractions. Interns also receive discounts on lodging, merchandise, and food, including free access and guest passes to any of the Disney parks and waterparks in their area. While working with Disney, student interns are treated as employees, so opportunities also exist for position advancements and pay increases, and some have reported working with celebrities.
The program is competitive, yet students can apply through www.disneycollegeprogram.com, and contact Dr. Mikki Sherwood for questions and guidance. Dr. Sherwood can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (217) 581-6374.