Human Development & Family Relations Program

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Internship Opportunities

SUNY Plattsburgh’s versatile human development & family relations major prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. Internship experiences allow you to get “hands on” experience in a real work setting, thereby increasing your marketability after graduation. The twelve-credit, full-time senior internship may be undertaken in a variety of local human service agencies appropriate to one’s curriculum choice, including:

Human Development & Family Relations — General Curriculum

  • American Red Cross
  • AIDS Council of Northeastern New York
  • Behavioral Health Services North
  • Catholic Charities
  • Clinton County Health Department
  • Hospice of the North Country
  • North Country Center for Independence
  • Plattsburgh YMCA
  • STOP Domestic Violence

Child Care Management Study Option

  • Bright Beginnings Child Care Center
  • Clinton County Department of Social Services
  • Child Care Coordinating Council
  • DSS Foster Care and Adoption
  • Kaleidoscope Learning Center
  • Sibley Child Care Center

Adolescence Study Option

  • Adirondack Wilderness Challenge
  • Beekmantown ASSETS Program
  • Clinton County Department of Social Services
  • Clinton County Youth Bureau
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Ted K Center

Adult Development & Aging Study Option

  • Clinton County Office for the Aging
  • Clinton County DSS Adult Protective Services
  • Lake Forest Senior Living Community
  • Meadowbrook Health Care Center
  • Pine Harbor Assisted Living Center
  • Senior Citizens Council

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the human development & family relations program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Marty Frost, Professor and Chair
Phone: (518) 564-4173
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Randi L. Trombley
Department Secretary
Office Location: Ward Hall 109
Phone: (518) 564-2164
Email: [email protected]