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.