Family & Consumer Science

Step 1: Expectations

General Requirements

Your internship should allow you to learn more about working with or in behalf of infants, children, or adolescents. It should also allow you to use the skills you have learned in your classes within your major (i. e. Child Development).

Time Requirements

Your internship will need to be equivalent to 1 credit at 160 hours. A minimum of 10 hours per week; and must work a minimum of 7 weeks in the semester. NOTE: Credits taken for an internship will only cost half as much as a normal course credit

Course Requirements

Once enrolled in the course for your internship, you will need to complete the following tasks: Check the course syllabus for tasks that must be complete as part of your internship

Step 2: Find an Internship

Specifying your Internship

Be sure to specify before you begin this process which area of Family & Consumer Science you wish to work in for your internship. Consider the following areas as examples:

  • Culinary
  • Clothing
  • Management
  • Academic Settings
  • etc.

Find an Internship

Below is a small list of internships available to you. However, this list does not contain all possible internships. Feel free to look for other opportunities that meet the basic requirements mentioned in the "Expectations" section of this site.

Lofty Steps Preschool | Chandler, AZL Lisa King (Teacher)
Del Sol | San Francisco, CA
Kiera Radman
Elyse Ruben Custom Couture | Temecula, CA
Wedding Couture
Jamie Stephens (Designer)
Glitz & Glam Boutique | Waterford, CA
Boutique, Clothing
Wade Howard & Associates | El Cajon, CA
Auditing and Business Development
Kim Omahen
Kinsco | Longmont, CO
Safety Equipment and Apparel
Becca Wallace
Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints | Tucker, GA
Bishop's Storehouse
Gordon W. Hunter
Lost River Drive-In | Arco, ID
Drive-In and Restaurant
Gayla D. Parkinson
Homestead Family Restaurant | Blackfoot, ID
Virginia Burke
Albertsons | Idaho Falls, ID
Grocery Store
Julie Jordan (Bakery Manager)
Cheery Groove Crafts, LLC | Idaho Falls, ID
Craft store
Sharon Carpenter
JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts | Idaho Falls, ID
Fabric and Craft Store
Chauntellia Louise Durtschi
Le Ritz Hotel & Suites | Idaho Falls, ID
Hotel and Sales
Jennifer Bright (Sales Manager)
Bear River Head Start | Malad, ID
Head Start Center
Karalee Waldron
435.753.0951 ext 124
University of Idaho Extension | Pocatello, ID
Family Consumer Science
Missy Cummins
Albertsons | Rexburg, ID
Grocery Store
Patti Lott
Apple Tree Learning Center | Rexburg, ID
Child Learning Center
Bobbi Carpenter
Broulims | Rexburg, ID
Grocery Store
Janae McClellan
Rexburg Children's Museum (non-paid) | Rexburg, ID
Jill Spencer
Clothing Outlet ($300 clothing stipend) | Rexburg, ID Kimberly Stoddard
Great Harvest Bread Company | Rexburg, ID
Kate Herbert
Gringo's | Rexburg, ID
Mexican Restaurant
Rob Ricks
Millhollow Frozen Yogurt Inc. | Rexburg, ID
Frozen Yogurt/Sandwiches
Aaron Romney
Nature's Nook | Rexburg, ID
Health Foods Store
Rick Jensen
Poter's Book and Variety | Rexburg, ID
Craft Store
Fred Miller
Broulims | Rigby, ID
Grocery Store
Karla Soria (Bakery Manager)
Speedy CPS | Rigby, ID
Copy, Print, Ship business
Neil Erickson
Millennials for Marriage | Online
Journey to the Top
Jennifer Murff

Step 3: Internship Approval

Self Check

Before submitting your internship for approval, ask yourself the following questions to determine if you have chosen an appropriate internship:

Registration Process

Once you have secured an internship, you need to fill out paperwork to be registered for the internship course. Please follow these instructions. You will NOT be registered or receive credit for your experience until all steps are completed.

  1. Go to the Internship Approval Webpage
  2. Click on the career navigator link and log in with your BYU-I username and password, (if you have not yet completed a profile for career navigator, simply follow the steps to do so).
  3. From the "quick links" bar at the top of the page, hover over profile and click internships from the drop-down options.
  4. Select "add new experience" if you have never done an internship prior. If you have then select "add new."
  5. Fill out form with all necessary information. If you do not have all the information on hand you can "save as draft" and continue at a later time. Once your internship has been approved you will be notified by Career Services. If the internship is approved you will then be able to enroll.
  6. Enroll in HFED 498R. Once you have access to HFED 498R  you may begin to complete your internship hours/experience.

The Family & Consumer Science Coordinator is: Cheryl Empey (
For questions on this process, please contact the Academic Discovery Center.
This process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the number of applications the Academic Discovery Center is processing. Please be mindful of this as you are making your preparations.
If your internship provider has never worked with BYU-I prior to your experience with them they will need to fill out a master agreement form with the school (speak to coordinator about this).
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