HDFS Potential Internship Sites

The list below contains examples of local agencies where HDFS senior students might do their internships. These agencies have expressed interest in mentoring a HDFS student, however, students are not required to intern at one of these agencies and are free to secure an internship independently that meets their particular interests.

All internships must be presented for approval to the HDFS faculty teaching the Internship Planning course and the HDFS Coordinator.

Organization Name Location(s) Service Theme(s)
Alamance County Children's Museum Graham, NC Education Museum
Arc of the Triangle Durham, Orange, Wake Developmental Disabilities
Arts for Life at Duke Hospital Duke Hospital Hospital resource for children
Boomerang Youth Chapel Hill, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Boys and Girls Club - Salvation Army Durham Durham, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Bull City Schools United Durham, NC Supporting safe race, gender and LGBTQ environments in schools
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Pre-K Head Start Chapel Hill, NC Education and Family Support
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Volunteers and Partners Chapel Hill, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools AVID Program Chapel Hill, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Child Care Services Association Durham, NC Supporting quality early childhood programs
Communities in Schools - Durham Durham, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Community Empowerment Fund Durham and Chapel Hill, NC Homelessness/poverty
Compass Center for Women Chapel Hill, NC Domestic violence
CWS Refugee Resettlement Durham, NC Immigration services and case management
Developmental Therapy Associates Cary and Durham, NC OT and SLP Services
Diverse Family Services Durham, NC Family support services
Dress for Success - Triangle, NC Durham, NC Mentoring and advocacy for women
Duke Hospital School Durham, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Durham Partnership for Children Durham, NC Early childhood education
Emerge Durham, NC OT and SLP services
East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)) - LEAP Academy Durham, NC Education
El Centro Hispano Carrboro, NC Hispanic/Latino family support
EmPOWERment, Inc. Chapel Hill, NC Affordable housing, community and economic development
Emily K Center Durham, NC College access for academically gifted low-income students
Farmer Foodshare Chapel Hill, NC Food insecurity
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute UNC-Chapel Hill Research
Gigi's Playhouse Raleigh Raleigh, NCIndividuals with Down Syndrome and their families
Girls on the Run Triangle Triangle Area, NC Life skills coaching through running training
Hope Creek Academy Durham, NC Special Needs Education
Housing for New Hope Durham, NC Finding housing for individuals experiencing homelessness
In Stepp, Inc. Durham, NC Mentoring and advocacy for women
Interfaith Council for Social Service Chapel Hill, Carrboro Food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty
Habitat for Humanity - Durham Durham, NC Affordable housing, community and economic development
Helps Education Fund Raleigh, NC Tutoring
Hill Center Durham, NC Youth Counseling
KidsPeace Raleigh, NC Foster Care
Kidzu Children's Museum Chapel Hill, NC Education Museum
Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition (ISLA) Chapel Hill, NC Spanish Immersion Program
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Chapel Hill, NC Child, Youth and Adult Science programs
Museum of Life and Science Durham, NC Education Museum
Natural Learning Initiative - NC State College of Design Raleigh, NC Creating outdoor environments for healthy human development
No Kid Hungry Orange County, NC Education Nutrition
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC Education Museum
Nuestra Escuelita Durham, NC Education
Orange County Family Success Alliance Hillsborough, NC Education
Orange County Family Resource Centers Chapel Hill, NC Family support
Orange County Health Department Chapel Hill, NC and Hillsborough, NC Child, Youth and Family Healthcare
Peaceful Schools, NC Durham, NC Peaceful school communities
Pediatric Therapy Associates Triangle Area, NC Pediatric therapy services
PORCH Orange County, NC Food insecurity
Project Fight - Salvation Army - Wake County Raleigh, NC Human Trafficking
ReCity Durham Durham, NC Community non-profit program
Refugee Support Center Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC Refugee Support
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Child healthcare
Safe Schools, NC Durham, NC Supporting safe LGBTQ+ environments in schools
SCRAP Exchange Durham, NC Creative Reuse Center
SEEDS Durham, NC Urban Garden and Kitchen Classroom
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) Carrboro, NC Literacy, social justice
SEEDS Durham, NC Food insecurity
TABLE Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC Food insecurity
TEACCH Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Life Center Durham, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Triangle Bikeworks Carrboro, NC Youth mentoring
UNC Hospital Child Life Program Chapel Hill, NC Child Life
UNC Hospital Newborn Critical Care Center Chapel Hill, NC Women and Infants
UNC Hospital School Chapel Hill, NC Health, youth tutoring
UNC Horizons Program - UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC Substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children
Volunteers for Youth Carrboro, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
WakeMed Child Life Program Raleigh, NC Child Life
World Relief Durham Durham, NC Refugee Support
Women's Health Information Center UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital Women and Infants