Hands-on Learning Experiences

1. FSHD Internships:

Internships (FSHD 393/493) are available to FSHD majors only during the Fall and Spring semesters:

  • With a 2.25 grade point average (major and cumulative) at the University of Arizona
  • With sophomore, junior, or senior status
  • Deadline to apply is the end of classes the semester prior

Internships are a minimum of 3 units (135 hours)

Internship sites are located in Tucson, Arizona

The Internship class meets once a month on a Friday from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. during the semester

https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/internships
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If you are a interested in an FSHD Internship:

Read the Student Internship Handbook below. FSHD Student Internship Handbook

Identify an Internship Site you would like to work for

Connect with a potential site supervisor (this may be the volunteer coordinator at the site) and discuss a possible internship. You may also want to share the Community Partner Handbook.

Complete the Internship Workplan with your site supervisor

Submit your completed application to Student Services Center, McClelland Park, Room 203.

 

If you are a Community Partner interested in working with an FSHD intern, here are some forms that may be useful:

 

Every experience I have had this far has really taught me about the process of investigation that no class in school could have adequately taught me. Reading about cases could never compete with sitting down face to face with a parent who is about to have their child removed and listening to the caseworker interview the parents.”  FSHD Intern

 

2. FSHD Research Experience: 

Research Experiences (FSHD 399/499 & 492) are available to FSHD majors and minors year round:

  • With a 2.25 grade point average (major and cumulative) at the University of Arizona

Research is a minimum of 1 unit (45 hours)

https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/internships/ugra_guidelines

"I didn't know if I would like research...but I am so glad I tried it! I have been pleased with how I have contributed to the important research about kids and families."  - FSHD student

If you are interested in working as an undergraduate research assistant for academic credit:

1. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25.

2. Make an appointment with your FSHD advisor to determine how these credits will be counted toward your major or minor requirements. Once that is determined use the following links to identify an opportunity that you would like to apply for.

Each semester the research opportunities change.

3. Search for a Undergraduate Research Assistantship opportunity

4. Contact the faculty or research group about your interest. If it is determined that you will be a research assistant for that faculty member or research group, complete an independent study proposal form with him or her: Independent Study Form

5. Bring the signed (faculty and student signatures) form to McPRK 203 to be registered for the credits.

"Being a research assistant gives you the best opportunity to learn and prepare for graduate study, if you choose that path!" - FSHD student


 

3. FSHD Practicum:

Practicum units (FSHD 394/494) will be available during summer sessions to FSHD majors, minors and pre-majors seeking field experience:

  • With a 2.25 grade point average (major and cumulative) at the University of Arizona
  • After completion of FSHD 117 course
  • Deadline to apply is the last day of classes during the Spring semester

Practicum is a minimum of 3 units (135 hours)

https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/internships/practicum

"Sitting in a classroom and actively listening to a professor lecture is one thing, but gaining the hands-on experience a practicum can provide is beyond anything you will ever learn in a normal, everyday classroom setting." FSHD student 2010 

If you are a interested in an FSHD Practicum:

Read the Practicum Handbook

Identify an Internship Site you would like to work for

Connect with a potential site supervisor (this may be the volunteer coordinator at the site) and discuss a possible internship. You may also want to share the Community Partner Handbook.

Complete the Practicum Work Plan with your site supervisor

Sumbit your completed application to Student Services Center, McClelland Park, Room 203.

The deadline for Applications for Summer 2019 is May 5th before 4:30pm

If you are a Community Partner interested in working with an FSHD practica student, here are some forms that may be useful:

Student Practicum Handbook.pdf

 

If you have questions please contact

Tiffany OrtegaTiffany Ortega
Internship & Career Development Coordinator
Family Studies and Human Development Academic Program
University of Arizona

650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-7138
tortega@email.arizona.edu

I have appointment office hours throughout the day, Monday through Thursday. Please make an appointment using Trellis Advise.

Click here to schedule an appointment. https://ua-trellis.force.com/uastudent/s/

Upcoming Drop-In Advising Hours:

For the time-being, there will be no drop-in office hours. Please make an appointment for either a phone or Zoom meeting.

Drop-in hours are available for quick questions - meetings tend to last less than 10 minutes. 
Appointments should be scheduled for more detailed questions, especially questions about course planning/graduation plans, transfer approvals, declaring a thematic minor, etc.

 

 

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