Field Experiences and Internships

  • IUP is home to approximately 11,325 students from across the nation and around the globe. Offering a superior education at an affordable cost, IUP is located in the community of Indiana, 55 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The university conducts one of the largest internship programs in Pennsylvania. More than 1,200 sites have sponsored IUP student interns.  

    The College of Health and Human Services serves the public interest by providing a high-quality education to prepare students for applied professional disciplines. Students study the theories underlying their programs and then focus on applying them to their professions. In a learning-centered environment, instructors help students bridge theory and practice with many hands-on activities completed in field experiences. These field experiences include a variety of credit-bearing courses such as internships, externships, clinicals, and practicums.

    Field experiences also allow the students to translate academic principles into action, to test their career interests, and to develop skills and abilities related to the degree they are seeking. Through carefully planned and supervised field experiences, students may earn from one to 12 academic credits toward their degree.

    Student at Phillips66 Internship SiteBenefits for the Student

    • Provides a hands-on experience
    • Strengthens marketability
    • Provides an opportunity for networking
    • Presents the chance to develop good references
    • May present an opportunity for compensation and a permanent position
    • Offers exploration opportunities in a variety of facets of the field

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    Our students complete their Field Experiences in a variety of locations throughout the United States:

    • Adelphio Village, Inc
    • Adidas Group
    • Alcoa
    • Allegheny General Hospital
    • Amazon
    • American Cruise Lines
    • Beacon Ridge
    • Best Western
    • Boca Raton Resort and Club
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Caterpillar
    • Cedar Point
    • County Sheriff’s Office
    • Child & Youth Services
    • Clark Metal Products
    • Disney World
    • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
    • Drug and Alcohol Commission
    • Duke Energy
    • EQT Corporation
    • Excela Health
    • Family Behavioral Resources
    • FedEx
    • Gateway Clipper Fleet
    • Geisinger Medical Center
    • General Motors
    • Gold’s Gym
    • Greenbriar Treatment Center
    • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company
    • Hilton Garden Inn
    • Hollywood Casino
    • Hyatt Regency
    • Indiana Regional Medical Center
    • Jet Stream International
    • Johnstown Tomahawks
    • Kalahari Resorts
    • Marriott
    • National Assoc of School Nurses
    • National Labor Relations Board
    • NBC Universal Studios
    • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
    • Ocean Reef Club
    • Office of the Coroner
    • Omni Bedford Springs
    • Owens Corning
    • PA Board of Probation and Parole

    • Parks & Recreations
    • Peek n Peak Resort
    • Pepsi
    • Phillips 66 Company
    • Pittsburgh Ice Arena
    • Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Police Departments
    • PPG Industries Inc.
    • Public Schools
    • Siemens
    • The Biltmore Estate
    • The Breakers
    • The Nutrition Group
    • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    • The Tiger Woods Foundation
    • Torrance State Hospital
    • U.S. Marshalls Service
    • United Steelworkers
    • UPMC
    • US Steel
    • Visiting Nurse Association
    • Visit Pittsburgh
    • Volvo Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • YMCA
    • Zippo