Internship

Credits: 6

In this course the student will experience working in a Human Services agency for the purpose of gaining practical hands-on experience in determining eligibility and ongoing case maintenance. This class is organized by the student and their advisor during the final phase of the student training for entry level job as an eligibility worker. Students will demonstrate cultural and gender sensitivity and utilize ethical practices. The focus of this course will be to utilize skills in reading, comprehending and applying public assistance policy to a variety of situations. Emphasis will be placed on reading, listening, writing, speaking, spelling, and understanding the statutes and policies governing the eligibility and receipt of public assistance. Students will also be required to utilize problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills. After completing this course, students will have experience in determining initial and ongoing eligibility.