Iowa State Provides Rich Training for Career Working with Children

December 19, 2016, 12:46 pm | Lynn Campbell

Callie Chambers reading to childrenAMES, Iowa -- A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.

“It confirmed that I did get a lot from my experience at Iowa State and I am capable of taking that knowledge and applying it in the field,” she said. “It was really good confirmation for me, that I am ready to be out in the field.”

Chambers, an August 2016 graduate in child, adult and family services, was one of three Heddleson interns with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach last summer. She worked with Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist in family life who is based in Knoxville and serves 12 counties in the areas of child care, child development, parenting and aging.

The internship took Chambers to several counties in southeast Iowa — from Wayne to Lucas, Marion, Mahaska and Wapello. She worked with children and families in a variety of settings, from day camps to county fairs and other educational programs offered through ISU Extension and Outreach.

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Photo caption: Callie Chambers, one of three 2016 Heddleson interns with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, today works as a primary teacher with 2-year-olds at the Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy in Pella. Contributed photo.

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