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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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HSER 2780 - Internship I

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This is the first of two courses designed for students to gain work experience in a social service setting. Through the internship, students have opportunities to further develop skills learned in the program, gain additional knowledge about the field, and explore career paths of interest to them. Interns complete a minimum of 120 hours at the site. Students may take both HSER 2780 and HSER 2781  in the same term. Students should be aware that a MN Human Services background study and fingerprinting may be required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of HSER 2060 

Major Content
  1. Individually designed student learning contract
    1. in consultation with site supervisor and faculty member
    2. incorporating all ten course Learning Outcomes
  2. Internship content areas
    1. personal and professional values and boundaries
    2. human diversity and systemic marginalization
    3. professional demeanor and appropriate communication
    4. agency policies and social service delivery options
    5. culturally appropriate intervention strategies and counseling approaches

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe professional roles and boundaries in human services.
  2. demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication.
  3. identify personal and professional values within the human services profession.
  4. develop self-awareness to minimize the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse individuals.
  5. identify cultural and system structures that may marginalize, create, or enhance privilege and power.
  6. identify agency and organizational policies that advocate social well-being.
  7. demonstrate professional communication with agency members and populations served.
  8. identify the variety of social service delivery options available to individuals.
  9. explain human diversity within social service settings.
  10. display culturally appropriate interventions and strategies which are congruent with the lived experiences of the individuals.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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