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Public Policy Internship Program: Interest Form

The UTA School of Social Work Public Policy Internship Program provides a vital opportunity for social-work students to grow their skills in community development, public policy, advocacy and public relations. Students that participate in this program will have the opportunity to intern within the offices of local public officials or agencies with a focus on public policy.

Students participating in this internship may be the only social worker in settings that could include significant representation from the public administration and urban planning, business, economic, engineering, and health sectors. Field placements participating in the Public Policy Internship Program are thus unique from other sites because they provide the opportunity for students to integrate the social work perspective into interdisciplinary approaches to address complex problems.

As this is a highly competitive internship, students are asked to first submit an interest form that is reviewed each semester by the CAP Content Committee, which consists of UTA School of Social Work faculty and non-voting student representatives.

THIS INTEREST FORM DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE ANY FORMS REQUIRED BY THE FIELD OFFICE.

Contact Information

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Please indicate when you expect to complete your internship.

Eligibility

Please provide the name and email address of the faculty member that recommended you for this internship.

Review the following statements. Select the drop-down box that best corresponds with the extent to which you agree with each of the following statements.

Review the following statements. Select the drop-down box that best corresponds with the extent to which you agree with each of the following statements.

This type of placement is envisioned as one where the students will not only enhance their skills in public policy development, community education and advocacy, but also learn how to advocate for the role of the social worker and represent the social-work profession. The focus of each internship will vary depending on the needs of the field placement site, the priorities of the public official or public agency, and the timing of legislative sessions. Therefore, students in this field placement are expected to be highly-motivated and capable of identifying and pursuing innovative opportunities to both advance their professional experience and bring value to the work of the public official or public agency’s office.

Please check which of the following opportunities you are interested in pursuing through a legislative internship (select all that apply):

Special Considerations for Field Applications