Human Services Field Studies Connection: Welcome!

Winter Quarter Internship Fair Wednesday February 9 from 2pm to 5pm in VU Multipurpose Room



Field Study Resources for Field Instructors

Providing Internship Opportunities for Students

If you would like to provide students with an internship opportunity, please see the following resources:

  1. View Introduction to Supervising Human Services Students in Field Studies slideshow.
  2. Read the information below regarding compliance with employment law.
  3. Submit your placement/agency information via the WWU Handshake Hub
  4. Or directly to the Human Services Field Studies Office.  Advertise your Internship Opportunity Here

In order to provide non-paying internships in compliance with employment law, you must either be a registered non-profit organization or comply with the following criteria, while providing unpaid interns with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that has "transferable usefulness" beyond your specific organization.

  1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
  2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
  3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
  4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern, and on occasion, its operations may actually be impeded;
  5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
  6. The employer and intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website and check out the Wage and Hour Division’s recently issued:

Human Service students complete up to 20 credits in community-based field studies providing service in communities while gaining valuable experience working in agencies across the state. To see photos of students at their internships, see Fall Field Studies Visits Season 2021!   

Jobs & Internships


Field Study Resources for Students


In-Person: Human Services Internship Fair, Wednesday, February 9th, 2pm to 5pm

Viking Union Multi-purpose Room, Western Washington University