Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) - George Mason University


Internships are vital. Not only does participation in an internship make a student more career ready, but it can also be an avenue to a job.

Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) students complete a 6-credit internship and integrate research training with service fieldwork. Such an experience is a critical component of each of the HDFS concentrations and further prepares our students for graduate education and diverse careers in the human development and family science field.

Students have participated in internships at the following locations.

  • Northern Virginia Family Services
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions (early child care and education program)
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Virginia Tech Marriage and Family Therapy program (research assistance)
  • George Mason University - CEHD/HDFS community-based participatory research program with immigrant families
  • Alexandria City Public Schools--Family and Community Engagement Center
Human Development and Family Science Internship - Graduate Kia Jackson working for American Institutes for Research (AIR)

HDFS graduate Kia Jackson, accepts a position with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) after completing an internship.