If you are working toward a human development degree or gerontology certificate, you are required to participate in a graded, supervised internship to gain experience in a professional setting. 

We partner with many local organizations to offer a wide range of internship opportunities. You must initiate your own internship. A background check is required.

You must document 45 hours of internship activity to earn one credit. A minimum of three credits is required for the major; a maximum of four credits will count toward satisfying major requirements. You may take additional internship credits, which will count toward satisfying the 120 semester hours required of all students for graduation.

More information

For more information on the WSU Vancouver internship program, see our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact our internship coordinator, Sarah Rolerkite, by email or at 360-546-9710.