Deadline Date - Varies (depending on the internship opportunity)
Grant Resource - Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department
Synopsis - Internship in the various programs of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Sam Houston State University plays a vital role in the educational preparation of the student. The internship enables the student to better understand the challenges and potentials of various careers that are connected to these program areas. It also provides the student with specific types of "hands-on" experiences that cannot be obtained through study in the classroom or library of a university. In addition, the student is afforded the opportunity to network with professionals in the chosen field of study before entering the world of work as a university graduate.
Eligibility - Before students can be considered eligible for internship, they must have completed most of their academic training at the undergraduate level, including a minimum of 100 semester hours, having earned at least a 2.0 GPA in major courses and overall and having completed specific prerequisite courses that apply to some of the program areas including FCS 371 and FCS 463 for fashion merchandising majors; FCS 345 for food service management and FCS general majors; FCS 360, FCS 430, and FCS 431 for interior design majors and FCS 362 for all majors. These are indicated on Form A, the Application for the Internship Program, found on page 26. Eligible students must be admitted to the internship program within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences before enrollment is permitted.
Size of Grant - Varies (depending on the internship opportunity)
Web - Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Internship Program: The internship program in FC is restricted to program majors and minors. For students earning undergraduate degrees in FCS (without certification), fashion merchandising, food service management, and interior design, a 300-hour supervised internship is a program requirement. The link above is the Internship Handbook, which explains the expectations, deadlines, contact information, etc.