Childhood Studies and Psychology Fieldwork
Childhood Studies internships are a great way to gain experience working with children. You can intern at any approved business that works with children ages 0-17 or emerging adults ages 18-25.
Complete the Fall 2022 Application: https://forms.gle/kUUK45FUnUuf4U5b9 considering what sites you'd like to consider for your internship. As you embark on your search for a suitable field placement site, please read the first chapter and the appendix of our textbook (Baird & Mollen, 2019) in a Google Drive folder entitled “Excerpts from Baird and Mollen (2019).” They should provide some useful guidance. You can access the folder by clicking on the following link with your Stockton credentials:
Childhood Studies Internships have been completed at some of the locations below. Please do not contact any organization until the internship coordinator has provided you with the name, email, and phone number of our contact person. Some sites require specific methods of communication and others require qualifications that will be discussed during your internship meeting.
Allies in Caring (seniors only) http://www.alliesincaring.org/
Atlantic City High School Teen Center https://www.acboe.org/Page/5292
Atlantic City Police Athletic League (AC PAL) https://www.abseconschools.org/domain/50
Brett DiNovi and Associates http://www.brettdassociates.com/
Camden County Juvenile Detention Center http://www.camdencounty.com/service/corrections/juvenile-detention-center/
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia https://www.chop.edu/locations/specialty-care-atlantic-county
Garden State Academy http://www.gardenstateacademy.com/
Stockton Center for Community Engagement https://stockton.edu/engagement/
Stockton GOALS / GEARS UP https://stockton.edu/admissions/goals-program.html
We also work with a variety of area schools. Choose a placement that best fits your career goals so that you can learn about working in that environment and create connections for a future job.
Note that PSYC majors can enroll in PSYC3904-Field Placement in Childhood Studies to substitute for PSYC3900-Field Placement in Psychology, so long as the placement site is appropriate, and a substitution form is completed and approved by the relevant professor.
Testimonials from Students
“I learned a lot about the many theories in regard to child development and the background knowledge of my other classmates in education, social work, and psychology settings.”
“With our papers, the textbook, and class discussions, I have learned a lot about what it takes for professionals in the related field. My internship was at an elementary school, so it was a little different from a psychologist or something similar, but the course focuses on working with children/adolescents, so I learned a ton about that.”
“I am motivated by the fact that working with children is very eminent and something new is discovered every day.”