Family & Consumer Science

Internship for Family & Consumer Science!

This page will orient you to the following aspects regarding your internship:

  • Completing an internship will be a benefit to you in several ways including:

    • Provide you with industry experience in a content area relating to Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Facilitate students' Professional-Technical endorsement from the State of Idaho
    • Prepare and strengthen you as a future Family and Consumer Science teachers
  • Internship Requirements

    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
  • Family & Consumer Science Content Areas

    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.
  • 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, AZ
      Lisa King (Teacher)

      Lisapking@hotmail.com
    • Del Sol | San Francisco, CA
      Kiera Radman
      801.230.1221
      kieraradman@gmail.com
    • Elyse Ruben Custom Couture | Temecula, CA
      Wedding Couture
      Jamie Stephens (Designer)
      951.699.1222
      brides@elysereuben.com
    • Glitz & Glam Boutique | Waterford, CA
      Boutique, Clothing

      209.874.4526
    • Wade Howard & Associates | El Cajon, CA
      Auditing and Business Development
      Kim Omahen
      619.442.3386
      kim@whacpas.com
    • Kinsco | Longmont, CO
      Safety Equipment and Apparel
      Becca Wallace
      303.772.7720
      becca@kinsco.com
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints | Tucker, GA
      Bishop's Storehouse
      Gordon W. Hunter
      770.493.7788
      wel-sh-atlanta@ldschurch.org
    • Lost River Drive-In | Arco, ID
      Drive-In and Restaurant
      Gayla D. Parkinson
      208.527.3921
      parksg@ida.net
    • Homestead Family Restaurant | Blackfoot, ID
      Restaurant
      Virginia Burke
      208.785.0700
      tburke7431@aol.com
    • Albertsons | Idaho Falls, ID
      Grocery Store
      Julie Jordan (Bakery Manager)
      208.522.3392
      s00145.bky@supervalu.com
    • Cheery Groove Crafts, LLC | Idaho Falls, ID
      Craft store
      Sharon Carpenter
      208.419.3664
      cheerygroovecrafts@gmail.com
    • JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts | Idaho Falls, ID
      Fabric and Craft Store
      Chauntellia Louise Durtschi
      509.385.5557
      chaloureed@hotmail.com
    • Le Ritz Hotel & Suites | Idaho Falls, ID
      Hotel and Sales
      Jennifer Bright (Sales Manager)
      208.528.0880
      LeRitzRes@yahoo.com
    • Bear River Head Start | Malad, ID
      Head Start Center
      Karalee Waldron
      435.753.0951 ext 124
      kwaldron@brheadstart.org
    • University of Idaho Extension | Pocatello, ID
      Family Consumer Science
      Missy Cummins
      208.236.7312
      mcummins@uidaho.edu
    • Albertsons | Rexburg, ID
      Grocery Store
      Patti Lott
      208.356.0555
      pjlott1987@gmail.com
    • Apple Tree Learning Center | Rexburg, ID
      Child Learning Center
      Bobbi Carpenter
      208.356.7050
      appletreecenter@qwestoffice.net
    • Broulims | Rexburg, ID
      Grocery Store
      Janae McClellan
      208.356.4651
      ja_nanners@hotmail.com
    • Rexburg Children's Museum (non-paid) | Rexburg, ID
      Museum
      Jill Spencer
      208.359.3063
      jillspencer2@yahoo.com
    • Clothing Outlet ($300 clothing stipend) | Rexburg, ID
      Kimberly Stoddard
      208.757.0663
      rexburglothingoutlet@gmail.com
    • Great Harvest Bread Company | Rexburg, ID
      Bakery/Sandwiches/Pastry
      Kate Herbert
      208.356.6579
      tomandkate1@juno.com
    • Gringo's | Rexburg, ID
      Mexican Restaurant
      Rob Ricks
      208.356.9400
      gringos@hotmail.com
    • Millhollow Frozen Yogurt Inc. | Rexburg, ID
      Frozen Yogurt/Sandwiches
      Aaron Romney
      208.356.0847
      acromney@onewest.net
    • Nature's Nook | Rexburg, ID
      Health Foods Store
      Rick Jensen
      208.356.5284
      naturesnookinc@juno.com
    • Poter's Book and Variety | Rexburg, ID
      Craft Store
      Fred Miller
      208.356.0786
      fmiller@portersonline.com
    • Broulims | Rigby, ID
      Grocery Store
      Karla Soria (Bakery Manager)
      208.745.7771
      rigby@broulims.com
    • Speedy CPS | Rigby, ID
      Copy, Print, Ship business
      Neil Erickson
      208.356.4455
      neile@ericksonet.com
    • Gringo's | Rexburg, ID
      Mexican Restaurant
      Rob Ricks
      208.356.9400
      gringos@hotmail.com
    • Gringo's | Rexburg, ID
      Mexican Restaurant
      Rob Ricks
      208.356.9400
      gringos@hotmail.com
  • 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: Janiel Nelson (nelsonj@byui.edu)


    *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).