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HDEV 470 Guidelines

To obtain a permit for HDEV 470, students must:

    • be a graduating senior, with a major in Human Development;
    • have taken all the prerequisite courses (HDEV 250, 307, 320, 357, 360);
    • submit an Application Form and Academic Requirements Report (see below) to the HDEV office by Friday, October 10th, 2014 at Noon;
    • attend a mandatory orientation meeting (see below for schedule);
    • obtain consent of the instructor;
    • read and agree to follow the guidelines for finding a practicum site.

Orientation schedule and application procedures can be found below. Pay special attention to dates and deadlines.

No exceptions or extensions will be made.

HDEV 470 permits will be issued in late October.


Application Procedures

You must submit the following forms to the Human Development department office (PSY-205). Deadline is Friday, October 10th, 2014 at Noon. No exceptions.

  1. A completed Application Form for HDEV 470: Senminar/Practicum.
  2. A copy of the Academic Requirement Report from MyCSULB.


Orientation Dates

You must attend one of the mandatory orientation meetings:

Monday October 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM in UTC-201
Monday October 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM in PH2-116
Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM in PH2-116
Friday October 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM in LA5-165

RSVP is not required.


Internship Opportunities

Agencies and Organizations

Faculty-Sponsored Internships in the Department of Human Development 


Forms and More Resources

Guidelines for Finding and Choosing a Practicum Site

Sponsor Information Form

Letter to Practicum Site Sponsor


All graduating Human Development students are required to take HDEV 470 Practicum/Seminar, which entails the completion of a 90-hours of work at a practicum site. HDEV 470 is designed for students to explore a career goal in the last year of their undergraduate experience. All students in HDEV 470 must volunteer in a practicum site for 6 hours per week throughout the semester. Practicum sites in Human Development are chosen by the student, with oversight by the HDEV instructor.

Click here to see a list of community agencies that have accepted HDEV 470 interns in the past. You can find out about each of the agencies by going to their websites or phoning/emailing the contact person.

The organizations listed at the top of the internship list (and demarcated with an asterick) are those with whom the Department has an ongoing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through the Center for Community Engagement at CSULB. We have worked closely with these agencies and CCE to clearly specify the role our student interns play at these host sites, our ongoing working relationships, and, importantly, what professional liability coverage might be provided to interns performing particular duties on the job. In particular, students working at the internship sites with which we have a MOU are covered through the Student Academic Field Experience for Credit Liability Insurance Program (SAFECLIP) which provides professional and personal liability insurance. The program provides indemnity including legal defense costs for university students, faculty members, the university and agency if there is a lawsuit involving injury to others or damage to property while carrying out the duties of the internship. The University is increasingly urging departments to establish these MOUs with internship sites in which students are routinely placed. Doing so helps students, faculty and on-site coordinators better define duties and obligations, as well as the type of insurance coverage provided students who work at internship sites off campus.

Human Development students in HDEV 470 are not obligated to choose these agencies with whom we have established MOUs. In fact, you will note the range of additional organizations with whom students in the past have arranged independent placements. Do note, however, that at this juncture, these independent placement sites may not provide professional liability coverage for student interns working at their agency, and students should select these sites with this reality in mind. Departmental faculty are working to establish more MOUs with this latter category of agencies, and we will update our internship list as these MOUs are solidified. Please contact Dr. Judith Stevenson ( with questions about this matter.