The Human Services major is an academically rigorous program that prepares students for careers in social change. The mission of the Human Services program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice as social professionals in the macro, mezzo, and micro arenas (individuals, communities and policies).

A Human Services student will take courses that are applicable and relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and the internship program, students are prepared to work in various capacities including: direct service, counseling, organizational development, political advocacy, community development and nonprofit management.

Job Titles

Case Worker*:Grant Writer
   -AdoptionHealth Educator
   -Crisis InterventionIntake Interviewer
   -Child CareLife Skills Instructor
Community ActivistManagement Trainee
Community Outreach CoordinatorOccupational Therapist Aide
Corrections OfficerPatient Advocate
Counselor Aide/ Therapeutic AssistantTeen Parent Educator
Counselor*:Training Specialist
   -Family and MarriageSocial Service Assistant
   -Vocational/EducationalVictim Assistance Coordinator
  – RehabilitationYouth or Volunteer Coordinator
   -Mental HealthYouth Services Coordinator
   -Substance Abuse and Behavioral DisorderYouth Worker

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.
Always Here Home CareAssociates for Human Services, Inc.
Arbor Associates, Inc.BAMS
Asian Human ServicesCooperative for Human Services, Inc.


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:
Activism/CommunityNon Profit
HealthCare – Mental HealthSocial/Human Services
Human Resources

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

  • Social Service Administration Intern
  • Program/Volunteer Coordinator Intern
  • Advocacy Intern

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Building An International Career
Careers in Fundraising & Development
Careers In Public Administration
Careers in Non-Profit 1
Careers in Non-Profit 2
Careers in Non-Profit 3
Careers in Non-Profit 4
Careers in Non-Profit 5
Careers in Non-Profit 6
Careers in Public Health, Part 1
Careers in Public Health, Part 2
Careers in Public Health 1
Careers in Public Health 2
Careers in Public Health 3
Careers in Public Health 4
Careers in Public Health 5
Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
Environmental Justice

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Social Media. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities.

LinkedIn Groups

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