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Exchange Club Family Center"I completed several months of internship experience at the Exchange Club Family Center as part of my degree requirements for a Master of Science in Counseling. The learning experience proved invaluable. I was given numerous responsibilities, but felt comfortable to approach any of the staff for help when I needed it. The staff made a point to show their appreciation for the interns' hard work. This agency accepts a large number of interns each semester, so between the staff and other interns I was provided with a great deal of personal and professional support during these crucial learning experiences. I was also able to use my Spanish language skills to provide treatment services for Latino women and children, both individually and in a group setting. I developed strong clinical skills during opportunities such as co-facilitating a support group for female survivors of domestic violence, conducting assessments of domestic violence offenders, and providing play therapy for young children. Not only did my internship experience prepare me for the transition from school to work, but it also provided me with a job opportunity after graduation. This summer I will become an Exchange Club counselor in the domestic violence assessment program!" Jennifer P - Masters student in counseling and community agency/CEPR

—Exchange Club Family Center

Helen Hardin Honors

Helen Hardin Honors Students

As academically talented students prepare to enter a highly competitive job market or apply to prestigious graduate programs, they realize that a high grade point average is not enough to guarantee a job after graduation or ensure admission to a graduate program. That is why the Helen Hardin Honors Program places a high value on experiential learning in the form of internships. 

Having career-related work experiences can give honors students a competitive advantage in the job market or enhance the quality of their graduate school candidacy.  All Hardin Honors Program students are strongly encouraged to pursue (paid or unpaid) internships to fulfill the Honors Experience requirement in their junior and senior years.

Honors students who plan to use an internship to fulfill the Honors Experience requirement must be enrolled in a credit-bearing internship course.  Students should submit the Honors Experience-Internship Option form to the Honors Office (105 Honors Hall) at the start of the experience and no later than the start of the second week of classes for the semester.

To fill out an Honors Experience-Internship Option form, click here.

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