School of Health and Human Sciences

HDF 377

HDF 377: Professional Development in HDFS

This course is designed to prepare students for their internship experience and to contribute to the development of their professional skills and career goals. This course is required for all HDFS majors in the Child, Youth, and Family Studies concentration. It is a prerequisite for the internship (HDF 499), and it is usually taken one semester before the internship.


  • Grades C- or better in HDF 111, HDF 112, & HDF 202 or 203 or 204 (previously HDF 211, 212, 302, 303, and 304)
  • 2.50 GPA
  • Senior standing
  • Permission of instructor

Please see the Catalog Description, along with a Sample Syllabus (PDF), of HDF 377.

Please see here for the following important forms:

Placement Process

Placement Process

Please see here for the Placement Process (PDF).

Sample Placement

Sample Placements

The list below contains examples of agencies where students have been placed in the Triad area. The purpose of this list is to help begin your search, however you are NOT required to intern at one of these agencies.

Agency Name Location Population Specialty
Adult Center for Enrichment Greensboro, NC Older Adults Aging
After Gateway, Inc. Greensboro, NC Adults Developmental Disabilities
American Red Cross Greensboro, NC Families Military
Arts for Life Winston-Salem, NC Children (All Ages) Therapeutic Recreation
Autism Society of North Carolina Greensboro, NC Families Autism
Beaufort-Hyde Partnership for Children Washington, NC Children (All Ages) Education
Beyond Academics Greensboro, NC Young Adults Developmental Disabilities
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Greensboro Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Administrative
Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro Greensboro, NC Children (School-Age) Education
Boys and Girls Club Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Recreation
Caswell County Partnership for Children Yanceyville, NC Families Child Development
Center for New North Carolinians Greensboro, NC Adults Immigration
Center for Youth, Families, and Community Partnerships Greensboro, NC Families Research
Children’s Home Society of NC Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Adoption
Church World Services Greensboro, NC Adults Immigration
City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Greensboro, NC All Groups Varies
Cognition in Context Lab at UNCG (HDFS) Greensboro, NC Children Research
Communities In Schools of High Point High Point, NC Adolescents Education
Communities in Schools-Dudley High School Greensboro, NC Adolescents Education
Crisis Control Ministry Winston-Salem, NC Adults Poverty
Cross Roads: Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center Burlington, NC Adults Sexual Assult
Davidson County Senior Services Thomasville, NC Older Adults Aging
DREAMS Treatment Services Greensboro, NC Adults Substance Abuse/Addiction
Fairview Family Resource Center High Point, NC Families Education
Family Abuse Services Burlington, NC Adults-Women Domestic Violence
Family Crisis Center (Randolph County) Asheboro, NC Adults Domestic Violence
Family Life Education Services Greensboro, NC Adults Education
Family Life Education Services-Wise Guys Greensboro, NC Adolescents-Males Education
Family Service of the Piedmont Greensboro, NC Families Varies
Foster Friends of North Carolina Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Administrative
GCS Character Development & Service-Learning Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Education
Glen Haven Community Center Greensboro, NC Adults Immigration
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Abused and Neglected Children
Guilford Child Development Greensboro, NC Families Varies
Guilford Child Development-Learning Together Greensboro, NC Adults Education
Heritage Greens Greensboro, NC Older Adults Aging
iGrow – Infant growth and development study at UNCG Greensboro, NC Families Research
Interactive Resource Center Greensboro, NC Adults Homelessness
Latino Coalition of Randolph County Asheboro, NC Adults Varies
Lindley Habilitation Services Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Physical Disabilities
NC Cooperative Extension Agency (Rockingham County) Reidsville, NC Children (All Ages) Education
NC Mentor Greensboro, NC Adolescents Developmental Disabilities
New Arrivals Institute Greensboro, NC Varies Immigrants
One Step Further, Inc. Greensboro, NC Adolescents Legal Assistance
PACE of The Triad Greensboro, NC Elderly Varies
Parents as Teachers Faith Community Network Greensboro, NC Parents Education
Partners for Healthy Youth Greensboro, NC Adolescents Administrative
Reading Connections Greensboro, NC Adults Education
Ready for School, Ready for Life Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Administrative
RHA Howell Greensboro, NC All Groups Disabilities (All)
Rockingham County Partnership for Children Reidsville, NC Families Varies
Senior Resources of Guilford Greensboro, NC Older Adults Aging
SHIELD Mentor Program Greensboro, NC Youth in Grades 4-12 Education
The Children’s Home Winston-Salem, NC Children (All Ages) Group Home
Therapeutic Alternatives, lnc. Asheboro, NC Families Crisis Services
Triad Ladder of Hope High Point, NC All Groups Human Trafficking
Tristan’s Quest, Inc. Greensboro, NC Children (School-Age) Developmental Disabilities
UNCG Campus Violence Response Center Greensboro, NC Adults Violence
UNCG-Department of HDFS Greensboro, NC Varies Research
United Way of Greater Greensboro Greensboro, NC All Groups Administrative
Urban Ministry Greensboro, NC All Groups Homelessness
Well Spring Retirement Community Greensboro, NC Older Adults Aging
Winston Salem Children’s Developmental Services Agency Winston-Salem, NC Families Developmental Disabilities
Women’s Resource Center Greensboro, NC Adults-Women Administrative
World Relief: High Point High Point, NC All Groups Immigrants
Youth Enrichment Group Home, Inc. Greensboro, NC Adolescents Group Home
Youth Focus- Act Together Crisis Care Greensboro, NC Children (All Ages) Group Home
Youth Focus-My Sister Susan’s House Adolescents-Females Group Home
Youth Unlimited, Inc. High Point, NC Children (All Ages) Group Home
YWCA-Greensboro Greensboro, NC Varies Varies
YWCA-High Point High Point, NC Adolescents Education



Here are some key items that need to be completed in order to begin your internship.

Task Purpose Complete by
HDF 377 Prerequisite for HDF 499 Complete one semester prior to internship
HDFS Internship Eligibility Application Form To obtain information on your internship and graduation plans During HDF 377
Research possible placements Interview at least 3 agencies. Here is a link to the Placement Process (PDF). During HDF 377
Register for HDF 499 You will need written permission in order to register for this class. NOTE: You MUST have a 2.5 GPA AND have completed HDF 377 in order to do your internship, NO EXCEPTIONS! Contact Internship Director during the semester BEFORE your internship to register for HDF 499
HDFS Internship Application Form To obtain internship and supervisor information Dec 1 (Spring Interns), August 1 (Fall interns)
Attend Orientation Meeting To receive information on the internship process and to obtain important forms to start your internship Semester prior to internship; Students interning in the Fall should attend the orientation meeting at the end of Spring semester. Orientation typically occurs on Reading Day