Need to complete a professional internship before you graduate?
Camp Adventure™ Child and Youth Services may be able to help!
We are willing to enter consortium agreements with your home institution to ensure your credits count for your internship
Some universities will require a consortium agreement in order to approve an internship, to make sure it meet the standards of your major. A consortium agreement lists points of understanding between your home university and the University of Northern Iowa/Camp Adventure™. The points usually covered in a consortium agreement include: credit transfer, enrollment status, and financial aid processing/availability. We are able to enter an agreement regarding credit transfer and enrollment status.
Financial Aid Consortium Agreement
You may become eligible for federal financial aid from your home institution by entering into a financial aid consortium agreement with the University of Northern Iowa. We are able to enter into a consortium agreement related to federal financial aid processing if the following criteria are met:
- You are not a UNI student. UNI will not provide financial aid to UNI students for the Camp Adventure credits.
- The courses have been reviewed and approved by your advisor as an acceptable component of your degree-seeking program. (Course descriptions below, full coursework booklet available upon request)
- The financial aid consortium agreement needs to be initiated by your advisor or financial aid representative. (Stock forms are acceptable if they meet our criteria)
- The consortium agreement must list your current university as the 'home' institution, and UNI as the 'host' institution.
- The agreement specifies that UNI will not disburse any financial aid to the student. All financial aid must be disbursed by your home institution.
- The consortium agreement should be submitted as a PDF via email to email@example.com.
Once you submit the consortium agreement to us we will list the applicable fees for your program and turn the form over to a UNI financial aid representative. The UNI financial aid representative may need contact information for the financial aid representative from your university to finalize the agreement. Please have that information available.
If you do not meet these criteria you will not be eligible for federal financial aid while you participate in the program. You are eligible to apply for private student loans.
Our courses cover a wide range of goals and topics, and can be a valid internship opportunity for many different majors.
Course descriptions are included below. We will provide a full copy of our coursework booklet to share with your advisor upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org. All courses are graded on a credit/no credit basis. All first time participants must enroll in all 12 credits available for their graduation status.
Laboratory Practice - Elementary - TEACHING 3150 (5 credits)
Supervised internship experience in an organized early childhood/child/youth center setting. Includes practice in modern teaching procedures, construction and use of classroom instructional materials, analysis of the teaching learning process, meeting needs of diverse learners, classroom supervision, and community relations.
Studies in CDC/Center Management Systems - LYHS 4186 (2 credits)
Practicum in supervision and administration of a Child Development Center (CDC) or Child/Youth Center (CYS) or School Age programs. Personnel supervision, program implementation, and evaluation of Child Development Center/Youth Services/ School Age programs are included in this internship.
Leisure, Youth and Human Services Field Experience - LYHS 4265 (5 credits)
Supervised observation and leadership experience in a designated LYHS program area.
Advanced Laboratory Practice - TEACHING 6250 (4 credits)
Supervised internship experience in an organized early childhood/child/youth center setting…may concentrate on any aspect of the school program, such as curriculum, methods, evaluation, remedial instruction, guidance, supervision, administration, public school relations, information and communication technologies and co-curricular activities.
Studies in CDC/Center Management Systems - LYHS 5186 (2 credits)
Practicum in supervision and administration of a Child Development Center (CDC) or Child/Youth Center (CYS) program or School Age Programs. Personnel supervision, program implementation, and evaluation of Child Development Center/Youth Services/School Age Programs are included in this internship.
Leisure, Youth and Human Services Field Experience - LYHS 5290 (4 credits)
Supervised observation and leadership experience in a LYHS designated program area.
Internship - LYHS 6295 (2 credits)
Practical experience in leisure, youth and human services with community agencies.
Camp Adventure™ Child and Youth Services provides airfare, housing and a living stipend
- You will receive housing on or near the military location where you will be completing your internship, at no cost, for the duration of your internship.
- Airline travel to and from your program site provided, cost free, by Camp Adventure™
- You will receive a living stipend of $25 per day that you are on-site for your internship, including weekends.
For more information, or to express interest in participation, please fill out the interest card available on the Get Involved page. Be sure to check the Also please keep me informed regarding Fall/Spring Internships box.