Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.
What is an Internship?
Potential employers are increasingly interested in hiring graduates who have had meaningful real-world human services experience. Hilbert has long recognized the need to prepare its human services students with hands-on, practical work experience while providing a valuable resource to public and private agencies and organizations. Representing a network of more than 50 internship sites, our community partners offer an array of human services internships to our students. This includes drug treatment centers, mental health programs, community social service agencies, and some school based programs.
Offered in the junior year, internships take place during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Unlike volunteer work, you will receive academic credit for your efforts. This is a unique opportunity to make an important contribution to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.
Benefits of an Internship
A human services internship provides you with the opportunity to: 
  • Gain valuable human services work experience before graduating.
  • Further explore your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests, strengths, and identify skills you would like to improve.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the agency or organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the human services field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the human services field.
  • Narrow your focus and clarify your career goals.
Internship Sites
Hilbert's partnership with many local private and public agencies and organizations provides more than 50 internship sites from which to choose. Among some of the internship sites available are child and family service agencies, alcohol and drug treatment programs, prevention programs, mental health services, and school-based programs.
Who to Contact
To find out more about internship requirements and agencies offering internships in human services, contact:

 Professor Colleen Kumiega
110 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 306