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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Career Development 

As a student in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, your professional goal is to make improvements — for others, for communities, for life.You sacrifice time, energy, and resources to ensure that others have a brighter tomorrow, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

To round out your academic experiences, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of real-world opportunities to volunteer in the community, participate in internships, and get “hands on” within the industry where you will advance your career. Short-term work experiences at a company or organization that typically last one semester, internships allow you to gain work experience with one or more employer. Visit individual program pages for department-specific details on internship opportunities, and feel free to reach out to an Internship Coordinator to learn more.