Child Development

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  • University of Arkansas' Jean Tyson Child Development Center


Internships are an exciting experience for students in Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology. Generally completed between the junior and senior year of the undergraduate program, the internship acquaints students with real-world opportunities in their field. A faculty member serves as a coordinator for the 180 hour experience, helping to identify opportunities, teach the basics of getting a job, and acting as advocate during the summer.

Examples of past internships include working in:

  • a church youth program,
  • a crisis center,
  • a battered women's shelter,
  • an urban hospital,
  • a day care center, and
  • a youth development program
  • Laboratory School