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The Internship Requirement

The BA in Children's Studies requires an internship or practicum.  Students receive academic credit as interns by working with employers in positions related to their career interests. The internship is a collaborative learning process initiated by the student and facilitated by their academic advisor, their site supervisor, and the Career Services Internship Office.

Students primarily initiate the internship process. However, it is a good idea to talk with your faculty advisor, check out resources in the Children's Studies office, visit with a Children's Studies peer mentor, and/or visit the EWU Career Services Internship office for ideas about possible/appropriate internship sites and contacts.

The Children's Studies major requires 4 credits of internship or a total of 160 hours. However, your internship does much more than just meet your degree requirement; it is a way for you to strengthen your resume, build your career portfolio, and extend your professional network. Students can elect to take 1-2 credits a quarter for several quarters rather than all 4 credits in one quarter.  They can also elect to work with different employers in different quarters.  In a typical quarter, the number of hours per week you would work on site would follow the guideline below:

 

1 credit = 4 hours per week
2 credits = 8 hours per week
3 credits = 12 hours per week
4 credits = 16 hours per week

 

Registering for Internship Credits

To register for internship credits, see your faculty advisor to complete a Special Course Approval/Registration Form.  Internship credits may be CDST 495-21, CEDP 495, SOCI 495, or other approved departmental internships.  It is expected that students have declared a major and have completed a significant amount of their course work that can be applied to the work place.

Completing the Learning Contract

The Learning Contract is "the link between the student, the work-site supervisor, the Internship Office, and the internship faculty advisor.  It is the key document that ensures that everyone involved is 'on the same page.'"

The Learning Contract outlines expectations, roles, and responsibilities for the student, the site supervisor, and the academic advisor.  It also outlines the process of documentation. It is important to complete this document early with both your site supervisor and your academic advisor.  Be sure that you understand expectations on the job, any academic assignments associated with the internship (e.g., reflections, journals, self-evaluations) and how you will be evaluated for the final grade.

Please be sure that you read and understand the Internship Guidelines and the Learning Contract and that you meet the deadlines for submitting the learning contract and site evaluations.

Internship Sites

Americorps:

AmeriCorps members help meet out nation's critical needs in education, the environment, human needs, and public safety.

  • Education: work in elementary and middle schools helping students with below-average grades to improve their GPA.
  • Environment: restore hundreds of salmon habitat areas, recycle tons of consumables, and plant thousands of trees.
  • Human Needs: build new houses and renovate old ones for low-income families.
  • Public-Safety: offer safe an secure after-school programs, free of gang influences, in several schools.

For more information:
Washington State Commission for National and Community Service
PO Box 43134
Olympia, WA 98504-3134

Phone: 360.902.0656
Fax: 360.902.0414
http://www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa/

Cheney Parks & Recreation:

Needed:
Youth Sports Coach- these positions will be filled as leagues arise

Office Volunteer:
Office volunteers will create and maintain a consistent schedule of weekly hours. The responsibilities of the office volunteers will vary based upon needs. Activities may involve researching within or outside the community, seeking alternative funding, creating or implementing programs or events, and working directly with the general public and Community Recreation Director.

Program Volunteer:
Program volunteers will work specifically with individual programs. The volunteer must coordinate with the program staff and Community Recreation Director to determine their role with the program. Examples of program volunteer opportunities include swimming lesson assistants, after school program volunteers, youth day camp volunteers, ect.

On Call Volunteer:
The Cheney Parks & Recreation department is creating a volunteer call list. These volunteers will be utilized on a limited basis and only contacted when there is a direct need. Often times this will be for the creation and implementation of special events, or for specific one-time assignments.

For volunteer applications or more information, please contact:
Paul Simmons
Community Recreation Director
Phone: 509.498.9295
E-mail: psimmons@cityofcheney.org

Crescent Core Cheney Alternative Middle School

The Crescent Core is an alternative learning environment designed to meet the needs of students who have not found success in the traditional school setting. The program serves 6th-8th grade students in a multi-age setting with an integrated curriculum.

For more information:
Administration Building
520 4th Street
Cheney, WA 99004

Phone: 509.559.4586
Fax: 509.559.4575
e-mail: sespinoza@cheneysd.org

Empowering Inc.

"Play with a purpose"
Empowering, Inc. utilizes a series of fun, hands-on activities that include cooperative games, problem-solving initiatives and trust elements. Dedicated to improving the lives of people in our community with guided experiential activities.

For more information:
Empowering Inc.
PO Box 8318
Spokane WA 99203

Phone: 509.624.7104
Fax: 509.624.2634
www.empoweringinc.org

Lutheran Community Services

Volunteer Opportunities:
Internships: students at local universities are provided with exceptional opportunities for growth and learning.

For more information:
Leslie Larsen, B.S.
Prevention Outreach Specialist
210 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201-3816

Phone: 509.747.8224
Direct: 509.343.5060
Fax: 509.747.0609
E-mail: llarsen@lcnw.org
www.lcsnw.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer at MDA events, such as:

  • Shamrocks: visit local businesses participating in the Shamrock program to say "thank you" for their participation.
  • Lock-Ups: help make our executive "Jailbird's" time in the slammer a good one. Help with refreshments, visiting, checking folks in, writing out pledge slips, etc.
  • Sporting events
  • Gala & Semi-formal evening events
  • Labor Day Telethon
  • Fill-The-Boot
  • Hop-a-Thon: visit local daycare centers participation in the Hop-a-Thon program to talk with them about neuromuscular disease.
  • Summer Camp: spend a week of your summer helping children with neuromuscular disease enjoy the fun of summer camp.

Volunteer as a counselor at the 2005 MDA Summer Camp
*We have applications for both of these volunteer opportunities in the Children's Studies Office (WLM 315A).
 

For More Information:
Sydney Pifer
Health Care Service Coordinator
101 W. Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.325.3747
Toll Free:
800.577.6716
Fax:
509.325.3902
E-mail: spokaneservices@mdausa.org
www.mdausa.org

SPOC of Spokane

Support for Parents Overcoming Challenges! SPOC is a vibrant and multi-service organization offering social services and childcare for some of Spokane's most vulnerable families (low-income families, families with parents overcoming addictions and other challenges.

For more information:
SPOC of Spokane
4001 N Cook St.
Spokane, WA 99207

Phone: 509.482.SPOC
www.spocofspokane.com
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:00pm

Spokane Parks and Recreation

Needed: Volunteers for summer youth and children's camps

For more information:
Spokane Parks and Recreation Department - Alice Busch
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., 7th Floor
Spokane, WA 99201-3317

Office: 509.625.6245
Cell: 509.981.2542
Fax: 509.625.6205
E-mail: abusch@spokanecity.org
www.spokaneparks.org

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

  • The Crisis Nursery is in existence to serve any family in need of assistance
  • Admits children birth to age six, for up to 72 hours
  • Licensed to care for up to 28 children during the day and night
  • Offers parent education and support classes throughout the year
  • Provides advocacy by matching families with other agencies who can meet their
  • Maintains client confidentiality while offering all services free of charge

For more information:
Patty Bender
Volunteer Director
1004 E. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202

Phone: 509.535.3155
Fax: 509.524.7099
E-mail: patty@vanessabehan.org
www.vanessabehan.org

 

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