Child & Adolescent Studies, Psychology, and Human Services Internships
Practical Experience with Young Children while Earning Academic Credit
On campus, at the Children's Center, Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. The Children’s Center provides childcare for children of students, faculty and staff aged 4 months through 5 years.
Who might apply
We are looking for dependable students who are open to new ideas, excited about learning, and who enjoy working with babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers.
- Average involvement is 5-8 hours per week for internships with academic credit.
- Interns are scheduled 2 to 4 hours on alternating days and on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 for staff meetings.
- Priority will go to those students who can attend our pre-semester staff training week. This is held the week before school starts and includes: a mandatory Orientation to Children's Center philosophy, information and training on working with children, and an opportunity to meet and work with Master Teachers and student staff in the classroom.
- A TB test is required.
What you'll do
Intern duties and responsibilities vary depending on the classroom to which you are assigned. Generally speaking, you will be asked to participate as part of a team with Master Teachers and student staff in the care and education of preschool children. You will work with individual children, small groups of children, and the larger group in the learning environment. You will have the opportunity to observe, assess needs, and plan developmentally appropriate activities to meet needs and interests of the children.
If you are especially interested in helping increase the quality and benefit of outdoor experiences for children you are invited to apply for our Outdoor Classroom Internship under the supervision on Hang Nguyen, Education Coordinator.
What we'll offer you
You will gain experience in all aspects of working with children in the learning environment: physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and creative. You will set goals for yourself and plan activities for children. You will participate in weekly staff meetings and staff training sessions: Friday 1:30-3 p.m. designed to help you learn more about working and communicating with children. And best of all you will be someone important in the life of a child.
How to apply
Come to the Children's Center to complete an application or download the application below and email it to Bev Vargish, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (657) 278-4265 or email Bev for more information.