Internship Opportunities

School of Social Work Intern Opportunities

Field placement students will be able to participate in a variety of direct service and administrative tasks. General tasks that can be assigned in various forms to all interns include: Program intake and initial assessment of need, psychosocial histories, case management, assisting with prevention programs in schools, administering standardized tests.

Undergraduate studentswill be able to participate in delivering the Kids Connections program to at-risk children and youth, participate in home visits, lead developmental activities with younger children of recovering parents, conduct case management and assist with parenting classes.  Students will complete psychosocial histories and work on special projects.

Micro/ Macro students will be able to participate in delivering the Kids Connections program to at-risk children and youth, participate in home visits, lead developmental activities with younger children of recovering parents, conduct case management and assist with parenting classes.  These students will independently deliver evidenced-based parenting curriculum, both in a class setting and through home visits. Students will complete psychosocial histories and assessments and work on special projects.

Direct Practice students will be able to participate in delivering the Kids Connections program to at-risk children and youth, participate in home visits, lead developmental activities with younger children of recovering parents, conduct case management and assist with parenting classes.  These students will independently deliver evidenced-based parenting curriculum, both in a class setting and through home visits. Students will complete psychosocial histories and assessments and develop individualized service plans.

CAP students will work closely with the Program Director and management team to assist with on-going program development and evaluation. A CAP placement will provide opportunities to do research for grant preparation, proposal writing, program planning and implementation, interagency collaboration, attendance at community coalition and community networking meetings, report preparation and assistance with other program administrative activities.

Special Considerations

Students are required to attend mandatory orientation sessions and training sessions on the evidenced-based curriculum. Students working in the school system will need to pass a criminal background check conducted by the school districts. It is possible for someone with a positive criminal history to work in other areas.

Students will work at the New Connections program site at 6363 Forest Park Road, Bass Level A226. Program office hours are 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. Students need to arrange for personal transportation to and from work, and some other duties such as home visiting and home-based education, case management services, Kids’ Connection, and outreach services. Reimbursement for work-related local travel is available. Parking is available at no charge.