Family Science 482R Internship Application

Stronger Families Project

Before beginning this application please do the following: 


  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor to ensure that you are eligible for the Stronger Families Project
  2. Complete the Stronger Families Project Internship Placement Form 
  3. Submit a Virtual Interview.  Email your video link to for review. See instructions below. 
  4. Complete Internship Orientation  and save your completion code .  Your completion code will be displayed to you once you complete the Orientation and will be sent to you by email as well. 
  5. Submit your application by selecting "Start Application" below. Have the following information ready before launching the document.
  • Average number of hours that you will work per week

 Special Instructions


  • You must complete 70 hours of work for EACH credit of Internship you receive.  70 hours equals roughly 5 hours per week throughout the semester.


Application Details and Deadlines


Fall Spring  Summer
Application Opens February 1st September 1st The Stronger Families Project does not operate in Summer. 
First Priority Deadline* March 1st October 1st NA

*If you do not apply by the “First Priority Deadline,” you still need to apply as soon as possible. Applications received by the first priority give students a better chance to be accepted or be assigned with their preferences. However, you still need to apply, whether or not you are accepted. It is a professional competency all students need to experience to prepare them for future job interviews. 

Applications will be vetted by FAMS faculty, and applicants will be notified during mid-semester whether they will participate in the Stronger Families Project or not. Students who are not selected to participate are advised to replace the 482R credit with a 481R Internship credit. FAMS faculty will only write a letter of recommendation upon graduation for students who have applied to the Stronger Families Project.

Virtual Interview Instructions

The purpose of this virtual interview is for faculty to get to know while you offer a brief example of your teaching to determine best class placement in the field.

In preparation for completing your interview, watch the video in the following link which will give you a basic idea for completing your interview. How to Do a Video Interview

You will record your virtual interview with your laptop, tablet or phone and upload it to YouTube as an “unlisted” video (unsearchable, but live for those who have the link). Once uploaded, send us the link to view your interview. 

Step 1:  You should dress professionally. You need to be standing. Be sure that your background is congruent with a professional interview and free from external distractions. Prepare a 5-minute (maximum) teaching presentation for this interview by choosing a short section with ONE main idea from the Survival Skills family life education curriculum from FAMS 4500. Learn that section well enough that you do not need to read or refer to it while teaching. 

If you don’t have the Survival Skills manual, choose any family life education lesson and teach a main idea from that. Follow the same instructions.

Step 2: Video tape yourself in front of your invisible audience. To begin, please give us a 30-second introduction about yourself and if you have parenting and/or formal teaching experience. Next, identify who is your intended audience for this mock teaching: children, teens, or parents. Finally, stand and present your prepared section using the pedagogical practices learned in your Methods class. Don’t be nervous; just have fun! We’re all rooting for you. 

Step 3: Once your video is recorded to your phone, tablet or computer, the following link will assist you with uploading your video to YouTube.  How to Post Your Interview to YouTube
Please ensure the link works when you’ve logged out of YouTube.

Step 4: Email your video link to project, for review. 

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