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Child Studies Program


Interns Change Children's Lives

Sign up today for CHST 191, Fall Quarter,
Internship in Child Studies: Schools and Community Settings!

Course meets once a week with 80-hour internship
(5 credits)

As an intern, you will…

  • Participate in a weekly community placement that will help you to develop professional skills
  • Apply your knowledge to authentic, real-world problems and issues while exploring what it means to work in solidarity with children, youth and families in our local and global community
  • Strengthen your ability to “walk in accompaniment” thoughtfully, sensitively, and respectfully with communities experiencing economic, social, and/or political marginalization or oppression while at the same time appreciating the unique strengths and resilience of community residents
  • Employ academic material from the fields of Education, Psychology, Public Health, and the Ignatian Intellectual Tradition to create a more just, humane and sustainable world.
  •  Course is ideal for juniors and seniors who may be interested in graduate training in education, social work, and urban education

Sites vary according to student interests and goals, and have included K-12 schools, non-profits and community organizations. Students must work with the faculty instructor to set up the internship site before registering 


For more information, contact:

Pattie Poulsen at