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 150 hours 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.

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.

*=Accepting students for Spring 2021.


Organizations Address Contact Person
Beehive Assisted Living Beehive Assisted Living, 806-793-4483 Eva Travino
*Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Lubbock 3416 Knoxville Ave, 806-763-6131 Debra Gonzales/ Erin Wallmey
*Bryce Olson Physical Therapy 6014 45th St. Ste C., 806-686-4444 Rijo Abraham
*Buckner's Baptist Children's Home 129 Brentwood Ave, 806-795-7151 Becky Robertson
Caprock Girl Scout Council 2567 74th St, 806-745-2855 ext. 2610 Sharon Spencer
*Catholic Charities 102 Ave J, 102 Ave J
Rachel or Donna
Children's Advocacy Center 720 Texas Ave, 720 Texas Ave Mary Infante
*Child Protective Services 7 Briercroft Office Park, 806-742-9424 Suzanne Alexander
Children's Home of Lubbock 4404 Idalou Rd, 806-762-0481 ext. 247 Vicki Russel or Jack
Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center 5502 Nashville Ave, 806-771-2077 Katie Huey
*Communities in Schools of the South Plains 1946 Ave Q, 3rd floor, 806-368-8090 Vanessa Lee
Community Supervising Office (Adult Probation) 701 Main St, 806-775-1200 David Rowan
*Early Learning Centers 1639 Main St., 806-765-9981 Lena Scaff
Equine Refuge Services (Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Physical Therapy) 8405 County Rd 2500, 806-632-7327 Patti Mandrell
Habitat for Humanity 2910 Ave N, 806-763-4663 Larry Brogden
Hospice of Lubbock, Inc. 1102 Slide Rd #3, 806-795-2751 Cindy Land OR Charles Lindsey
*High Point Village 6223 County Rd 6300, 806-698-0015 Jaimie Harens
*Interim Healthcare and Hospice 3305 101st Ste 200, 806-791-0043 Lacey Bain
Kindred Hospice 3223 N Loop 289, 806-786-3227 Katherine M
Lakeridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 4403 74th St, 806-795-0668 Debby Callander
LifeGift 5812 64th st, 806-798-5565 Sheena Smith-McBride
Life/Run Centers for Independent Living 4902 34th St. suite 5, 806-795-5433 ext. 116 Nancy Penland
Lubbock Boys and Girls Club (Ted Phea) 1801 E 24th, 806-763-0204 Al Duvall
*Lubbock County Community Corrections Facility 3501 N Holly, 806-775-5600 806-775-5600
*Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center (Prefer students doing 150 hours) 2025 N Akron, 806-775-1847  Ruth Brow
*Lubbock County District Attorney's Office 904 Broadway Street, 2nd floor
Neal Burt
Lubbock Hospitality House Nursing and Rehab Center 4710 Slide Rd, 806-797-3481 Matt Roden
*Lubbock Area United Way 1655 Main St. #101, 806-905-5987 Devin McCain
Mackenzie House (facility for elderly) 8609 Boston, 806-329-1121 Vickie Emmons
March of Dimes 5219 City Bank Pkwy, 806-797-6771 ext. 11 Brittani Kite
*Make a Wish 1215 Ave J, 806-785-9474 Angelica Torres
*Meals on Wheels 2304 34th St, 806-792-7971 Barbara Bulen
Mosaic (group homes) 5064 50th St, 806-794-9334 Kim Davis
Pediatric Therapy Inc 4601 66th St Suite D, 806-793-3900 Brittany Bailey
Rock House (services for disabled) 3212 34th St, 806-785-7144 ext. 107 Jesse McDonald
Ronald McDonald House Charities 3413 10th St, 806-744-8877 Elise Roscoe
*Science Spectrum 2579 S. Loop 289, 806-745-2525 Kaitlin Hughs
*South Plains Community Action Head Start 1946 Ave. Q (3rd floor), 806-762-8815 Diane Miller
*South Plains Food Bank 5605 MLK Blvd, 806-763-3003 Trine Solis-Jackson
South Plains Rehab Center 4321 Marsha Sharp fwy door 3, 806-788-0131 Heather Beaugh
Southwest Institute for Addictive Disease 806-743-6186 Kim Kerksiek
StarCare 806-239-0159 Brandi Ivey
Texas AgriLife Extension 901 Ave G, 806-677-5600 Dr. Angela Burkham
*Texas Attorney General: Child Support Enforcement 4630 50th #300, 806-761-4715 Sarah Johnson or Tracy Murphy
*Texas Boys Ranch 4810 N County Rd 2800, 806-747-3187 John Sigle
*Transitional Learning Center 4000 22nd Pl ste. 300, 806-281-5400  
Trustpoint 4302 Princeton St, 806-740-8474 Seth Torres
Upbring Foster Care Office 7412 S. University #2, 806-783-8863 Monica Casey
*Women's Protective Services 8910 University Ave, 806-747-6491 Steven Garcia
YWCA 3101 35th st, 806-792-2723 Glenda Mathis
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Covenant Health System:

Covenant Health System Address Contact Person
Covenant Neuroscience Institute (Occupational Therapy shadowing) 3610 22nd St, 806-725-0999 Mack Evans
Covenant Child Development Center 2210 Joliet, 806-725-2231 Kathy Davis
*Covenant Child Life (Fall: application due March)(Spring: application due September) 3610 21st St, 806-725-6997 Stacy Neblett
Covenant Foundation 3623 22nd Pl, 806-725-6020 Natalie Willett
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Lubbock Independent School District:

Lubbock Independent School District Address Contact Person
LISD Early Childhood Intervention Developmental Education Birth to Three 1628 19th St, 806-219-0500 Sarah McDonald
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Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Medical Center

Texas Tech University Address Contact Person
Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research 2902 18th St, 806-834-0783 Wes Dotson
TTU Center for Early Head Start 3315 East Broadway, 806-765-2737, 806-834-7959 Denise Stovall
TTU Child Development Research Center 806-742-3016 Stacy Johnson
*TTU Human Sciences Advising Office Human Sciences building 159, 806-742-1180 Ashlee Brown
*TTU Center for Adolescent Resiliency
United Future Leaders
Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 41260, Lubbock, TX 79409-1260, 806-834-1327 Gloria Gonzales
TTU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Human Sciences building, 164 Nicole Piland
TTU School of Nursing, Combest Community Health and Wellness Center 301 40th St, 806-743-9663 Maria Torres
*TTU Therapeutic Riding Center 5712 CR 1500, 806-792-4683 Kelcee Heinrich
UMC Child Life (Fall: application due March)(Spring: application due September) 806-775-8836 Sarah Simmons
*UMC Pastoral Care 806-775-8672 ext. 31541 Larry Cothrin
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