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)
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
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
Clean Air Carolina Charlotte, NC Environmental Policy
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
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
East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)) - LEAP Academy Durham, NC Education
El Centro Latino Carrboro, NC 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
In Stepp, Inc. Durham, NC Mentoring and advocacy for women
Interfaith Council for Social Service Chapel Hill, Carrboro Food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty
Kidzu Children's Museum Chapel Hill, NC Education Museum
Museum of Life and Science Durham, NC Education Museum
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 Resource Centers Chapel Hill, NC Family support
Orange County Family Success Alliance Hillsborough, NC Education
PORCH Orange County, NC Food insecurity
Refugee Support Center Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC Refugee Support
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Child healthcare
SCRAP Exchange Durham, NC Creative Reuse Center
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
The Life Center Durham, NC Youth mentoring and tutoring
Triangle Bikeworks Carrboro, NC Youth mentoring
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 Raleigh, NC Hospital
Wright School Durham, NC Children and youth with behavior challenges
Women's Health Information Center UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital Women and Infants