The field experience is an essential element of the Esperanza College program for students to gain first-hand experience in the Community and Human Services field. This is a valuable part of an Esperanza College education as it provides students with the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge into practice in the professional world.
Students in the community and human services concentration complete a mandatory 20-hour field experience in a community or government agency. Some of these experiences have included assisting in counseling, client intake, working with clients, and assessment. Students can expect to gain invaluable experience, connections, and an understanding of the workings of the field.
Upon matriculation into the program, students will be informed of field experience placement and timeline from the Director of the concentration.
Examples of field experience have included the following:
- Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
- Cancer Treatment Center of America
- Children’s Choice
- Community Center at Visitation Parish
- Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
- Feltonville Dream Center
- Norris Square Community Alliance
- Norris Square Neighborhood Project
- Norris Square Senior Center, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Project HOME
NOTE: The above list features places where students have worked for field experience. Field experience is NOT considered an internship since it is a volunteer experience.