Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services major prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice in micro, mezzo, and macro arenas (with individuals, programs, and policies).

Students take academically rigorous courses relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and internships, students acquire professional skills related to counseling, nonprofit management, political advocacy, and organizational and community development.

Program News

“Back to School” Has a New Meaning

Julie Miller is a gerontological social worker by training and a filmmaker by hobby. She came to MIT’s AgeLab (where she and her colleagues how people can live better lives in old age) by way of Northeastern University, where she teaches, and The University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Masters in Social Work.

Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning

Interested in critical reflection on global service-learning? Our very own, Lori Gardinier, authored a chapter on the evolution and elements of the capacity building project our students participated in their Dialogue of Civilizations.

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Program Events

11/12/2014

Human Services Spring Advising Lunch

Human Services Spring Advising Lunch

10/29/2014

DOC Zambia Information Session (in person)

Dialoge of Civaliaztions- Zambia is a Summer II five weeks program at Lusaka, Zambia. Driving Social Change: The Role of Nonprofit and Change Markets in Zambia. Faculty Leader: Lori Gardinier

10/28/2014

DOC Zambia Information Session (online)

Dialoge of Civaliaztions- Zambia is a Summer II five weeks program at Lusaka, Zambia. Driving Social Change: The Role of Nonprofit and Change Markets in Zambia. Faculty Leader: Lori Gardinier  

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Gemma Bonfiglioli

Gemma Bonfiglioli (2017) will be working with Professor Lori Gardinier on a research project exploring the impacts of international volunteerism on the server and on the served.

Abby Wagner

Abby Wagner (2012) was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Co-Op Education Award and a 2012 Compass Award.