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are there any good paid internships for social work undergraduates?

Currently interested in the social work field as a college undergraduate. Recently volunteered at a social work agency. #social-work #social

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Brayden’s Answer

Hello!

One of the best ways to find jobs in general is using the resources you have at for college or university. Most colleges have a student success center where you can go and talk with people whos jobs are to help students find summer internships. You might check here as this could lead to some options. Another way is through online job posting boards collected to your school. I know at the university I attended we used HandShake as a medium where companies could post job openings and they would be sent out to students across the university. This was a great way to seek the wide range of job openings and many times its super specific to the degree or type of work you are seeking so you might see if where you go has something like this. Also I think just looking online, calling around to local city offices and non-profits is another way to get your name out there and begin connecting in this field.

Hope this helps!
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Aimee’s Answer

Paid internships while in college for social work are plentiful. I would begin looking at county-run social service agencies and going through their Civil Service testing they have many opportunities for internships. I would contact your local hospitals to see if they also have any paid internships.
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Angela’s Answer

Hi Yamilette:

Yes, there should be quite a few opportunities for paid internships, especially if you are in NY. Make sure you check with your social work program, professors, internship coordinator - they should have relationships with local non-profits, schools, etc. that are in need of good interns. I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area in CA and our most competitive paid internship opportunities are for bi-lingual staff in schools or local non-profits.

Also do some research into non-profits or public agencies that specialize in your area of interest (youth, older adults, hospitals, etc.) and see if they other their own internship program. In CA, County child protective agencies offer paid internships through colleges and their social work program.

Hope this helps,

angela
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