Internship Opportunities

Each intern has a unique job description and will work in one or more programs, as assigned. CARS has developed an intern training program that ensures interns are given hands-on experience with clients with regular supervision. All aspects of UTA’s learning contract are specifically addressed to ensure each intern develops competencies in all areas. CARS accepts thirty (30) interns per semester, divided between BSW, Foundation and Advanced Graduate. This experiential internship opportunity prepares future graduates for excellence in social work services and professionalism.

There is a 10-hour mandatory orientation the week prior to each semester. This takes placed 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday before the first day of the semester. A regular weekly work schedule will be made for each intern, accommodating regular job schedules and classes.  Supervision is on Fridays from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, which is a required for all interns.  All students are trained in evidenced-based services, engagement, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing.

Special Considerations

Interns are required to attend mandatory orientation sessions the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the first day of the semester. Students need to be prepared to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. It is possible for someone with a positive criminal history to work in some areas, but CARS needs to be informed of any criminal record during the interview process.

Students will work at the CARS office, located at 6363 Forest Park Road, Bass Level A226. Regular office hours are Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Friday; and every-other Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. There may be other special events at other hours.  Students need to arrange for personal transportation to and from work, and some other duties such as home visits, case management services, services in the schools and community, and outreach services. Reimbursement for work-related local travel is available. Parking is available at no charge.

All students must be available for supervision on Friday mornings and must be able to work a consistent schedule throughout the semester because you will have regular appointments and groups to facilitate.  Second semester or Block interns work their schedule until the last class day of the semester; 1st Semester interns work their schedule until the last day available to earn field hours.