Family Science 482R Internship Application

Stronger Families Project

Before beginning this application please do the following: 


  1. Read the FAMS Info Sheet.
  2. Meet with your Academic Advisor to ensure that you are eligible for the Stronger Families Project
  3. Create a virtual interview.  Detailed instructions below. 
  4. Complete the Stronger Families Project Internship Placement Form.  Detailed instructions below. 
  5. 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. 
  6. After you have received confirmation that you have been accepted to the Stronger Families Project, submit your application by selecting "Start Application" below. Have the following information ready before beginning the application. 
  • Your Completion  Code from Step #5, the Internship Orientation. You will enter that code in your application.
  • Average number of hours that you will work per week (5 hrs. a week, per credit hour)

 Special Instructions


  • If you are a Behavioral Science-Family Studies (BESC-FAST), please select Family Science when asked for your internship major in the application.
  • You must complete 70 hours of work for EACH credit of Internship you receive.
  • Please carefully read the instructions for below to ensure you are properly completing all steps in the process. 


Detailed Instructions 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
Application Closes May 1st December 1st  

*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.

Within a week of submitting your form, you will get an email acknowledging that your placement form was received and your virtual interview video works. Your application will not be complete (or accepted) with a missing video. If your virtual interview video link is broken upon reviewing your application, you will be denied. Look for an email confirmation. If you do not get an emailed response, it will be your responsibility to follow up with the Stronger Families Project at

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). 

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: Add the video link to your Stronger Families Project Internship Placement Form.   

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