One of the most distinctive and valuable features of the Human Services Program is the experience-based internship component. Each of the three internship courses requires at least 120 clock-hours of service in a supervised human service setting.
Working with our internship course coordinator, each student will identify human services settings that match their interests and career goals. Students are responsible for securing their internship placements. Please note that each state regulates higher education in their state. The majority of states exempt online education from their regulations but do not exempt internships. Internships are considered to be an educational program operating in the other state, not in the state of the school that confers the degree. USCB is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements), which provide authorization for institutions that wish to operate in their state. Students who wish to complete internships in states that are members of NC-SARA have permission to do so. States that are not members of NC-SARA have not provided permission to USCB and students cannot complete internships in those states. An explanation of SARA and a complete list of member states and institutions can be found at: http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions.
Examples of the kinds of agencies and organizations that have served as hosts for previous internships, and that often have locations across South Carolina, include:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Disabilities and Special Needs
- The Department of Social Services
- The Boys and Girls Club
- Community Mental Health
- The Child Abuse Prevention Association
- Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse
- The Department of Health and Human Services
To view the Human Services Internship Manual, please click here.