The School of Family and Consumer Sciences held the 2020 Family Social Services (FSS) Internship Day on Sept. 17. In its 47th year, students, faculty and representatives from local agencies met virtually via Teams for the annual event.
“The FSS Internship Day is an important one for our students,” said associate professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, Jane Rose Njue, who serves as the Family Social Services facilitator and internship coordinator. “It’s an opportunity for our students to make personal connections with agency directors and internship coordinators and learn about the process of obtaining an internship.”
In turn, Njue said, the event is important for local agencies.
“Internship Day provides agency directors and internship coordinators an opportunity to learn more about the Family Social Services program,” Njue said. “They network with NIU faculty and academic advisors, and establish relationships that are beneficial for all involved.”
Throughout the morning, agency representatives shared their organization’s mission and the opportunities an intern would have there. In addition, representatives discussed the procedure for applying and what job prospects look like for those who intern at that agency.
Family social services is just one emphases available to students pursuing a degree in the Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) program which prepares students to serve families and individuals in various careers.
To learn more, go to Human Development and Family Sciences.