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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 who is within one semester of graduation.
  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 an 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 two-hour class meetings once per week, and assignments integrating coursework with internship experiences.
  6. All paperwork, including a Learning Plan Agreement and Emergency Contact Form, must be completed.


How to register for the internship?

  1. Students must FIRST find and secure an internship site before receiving a permission number for the class. Existing internship sites are listed below.
  2. Students wanting to do an internship outside the approved list, will  first need to complete the CFS 193I Site Proposal Form.


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 


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