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Child and Family Science


The primary purpose of the internship is to offer CFS students applied experience working directly or indirectly with children and/or family, or with issues that impact children and/or families.


  1. Must be a senior graduating either May 2022 or December 2022.
  2. If you are a Family Science major, you are required to take the internship as your capstone class.
  3. If you are a Child Development major but think you may not want to work in a group setting with children, then you might consider internship for more options.
  4. CFS 193I internship involve 120 hours of work with an eligible placement during the semester.
  5. Internship also involves CFS 193I class meetings once a week on Mondays 5 p.m.-6:50 p.m. (Virtual synchronous), and assignments integrating coursework with internship experiences.  
  6. Complete Learning Experience (more information to come).

All students are required to read the Basic CFS 193I Information 2021-2022


How to register for the internship?

  1. Students must FIRST find and secure an internship site before receiving a permission number for the class. 
  2. Students will have an agreement form signed by both the agency hosting your internship and by you after you accept an internship.
  3. Once you have a signed Internship Agreement form with your site, hand it in. Email this completed form from your Fresno State email address to Dr. Billen at
  4. Students wanting to do an internship outside the approved list (see below), will  first need to complete the CFS 193I Site Proposal Form.
    1. Once your site has been approved, you will need to complete the CFS 193I agreement.


Internship Positions



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California

Match Support Specialist Aide

San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust

Education Program Intern

Fresno Housing Authority

Resident Empowerment Intern (1)

Focus Forward, Juvenile Justice Campus


CARE Fresno

Interns (3)

Esmeralda Soria District  1 Internship 

Year-Round Intern and Summer Intern

Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU) Child Development Center Internship

Various (see complete list on how to apply)

Community Regional Medical Center Child Life Internship

Child Life Learning Experience Description  and Application

AVID (Clovis West High School)


Every Neighborhood Partnership

Various opportunities



The Children’s Movement

Community Organizing Intern

Marjaree Mason Center


FresnoBarrios Unidos


Reading and Beyond

Preschool 1 Intern, Preschool 2 Intern and Tutor Intern (5)

Children’s Service Network (CSN)

Parent Engagement Assistant

Central California Legal Services (CCLS)


Kings County Action Organization

Head Start Voluteer and IPSS Internship

West Fresno Family Resource Center (WFFRC)

Program Associate 


Other research intership opportunity

CFS 193I Research Internship Opportunities - Research Assistantship Internship with Dr. Billen - needing two interns.


A complete list of approved internships with contact, site and how to apply can be found here.


Contact Information

Rhett Billen, PhD, CFLE-P
Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Family Science

Fresno State
5300 N Campus Drive, M/S FF12
Fresno, CA 93740