Contact Information


Christine W. Thorpe, Chair


Office:
» Namm Hall 401 (N-422)


Phone:
» 718.260.5724


E-mail:
» cthorpe@citytech.cuny.edu


Internships

Human Services Professional Internship I & II

The Human Services Fieldwork experience provides students with opportunities to integrate theory and practice. Student placements are in approved human services agencies: alcohol and substance abuse services, services for older adults and physically challenged people, and/or child and families, schools, family courts, adult and juvenile probation, hospitals, group homes and community agencies. 

Students are required to complete two semesters of supervised field experience during their course of study:

Associate Internship (HUS2305 and HUS2405)=
125 clock hours each semester, total 250 hours

Baccalaureate Internship (HUS4701 and HUS4801)=
200 clock hours each semester, total 400 hours.

At the associate degree level, students are provided with academic and professional preparation, job readiness and resume writing skills. They are also helped to develop a professional portfolio. In the associate degree program, students have the opportunity to receive Credit by Examination for prior experience in fieldwork (HS 305). The baccalaureate-level internship involves professionally supervised work experience carried out in human services agency.

Weekly seminars assess student growth, explore student concerns and professional practice issues. The development of responsible and appropriate problem-solving techniques is emphasized. Students must complete all professional internship placement documentation, complete a placement interview and attend the professional internship orientation prior to enrolling in Internship courses. Policies and procedures are stated in the Professional Internship Performance Standard Manual.

Students graduating with a degree in human services are prepared to become members of a profession that works with individuals to assist them with learning how to problem solve. Students learn how to utilize an eclectic approach that blends various theoretical approaches to problem-solving, helping individuals to attain their highest levels of functioning.

Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturday, offering scheduling flexibility.

Professional Internships

Internships are an important component of the degree and certificate programs. Students are placed in such agencies and organizations as:

  • Bay Park Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
  • Bridging Access to Care
  • Brooklyn AIDS Task Force
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center
  • Brooklyn Community Services
  • CABS Nursing Home
  • Catholic Charities of New York
  • Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
  • Cobble Hill Health Center
  • FEGS Health and Human Services
  • Garden of Hope, NY
  • Gay Men of African Descent
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Hand in Hand Community Assistance Resources and Extended Services
  • HeartShare Human Services of New York
  • Institute for Community Living
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Lutheran Social Services of New York
  • New Alternatives for LGBT Youth
  • Project Pact Social Intervention Group of Columbia University, School of Social Work
  • Providence House, Inc
  • Queens Community House
  • Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center
  • Safe Horizon Streetwork Program
  • Self Help Community Services
  • Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
  • The Children's Aid Society
  • The Healing Center
  • Urban Pathways
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Volunteers of America
  • Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Young Adults Institute

Below you will find the Human Services Field Practicum Manual and required internship documents:

» Forms for supervisors and students
» New agency contract application
» Pre-application form for Baccalaureate Students
» Pre-application form for Associate Students
» Field Manual

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