Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Sciences

Human Development and Family Sciences Texas Tech Internship

The Community Practicum: Students making an impact in their community

The community practicum requirement allows Human Development and Family Sciences seniors an opportunity to work for 90 or 150 hours in the fall and spring (90 hours in the summer) at a site of their choice in the Lubbock community with the goal of gaining valuable hands-on experience that will allow them to see firsthand how lives are impacted in a real-world, professional setting in an area of the field that is unique to their career goals. Students interested in earning the Certified Family Life Education credential will need to complete the 150-hour option. Seniors should be preparing for their practicum early in the semester before they plan to enroll in practicum.

Practicum Placement Sites

The following is a list of approved community practicum sites for HDFS 43l4. Contact the practicum instructor if you are interested in doing your practicum at a site that is not on the list.

Some sites require a criminal background check for all volunteers. If your practicum site requires a background check but does not provide this service, please contact Dr. Shera Jackson at shera.jackson@ttu.edu.

Position Information/Forms

NOTE: Contact persons may have changed since this list was updated. If the person listed is no longer with the organization, ask to talk with someone about doing an internship.

Some sites will require proof of COVID vaccination.