Social Work

Does helping others come as second nature to you? Let us help you turn your nature into a career path in social work. We’re experts at matching your goals and interests with placements in organizations around the globe. You’ll gain invaluable professional experience as you uncover the possibilities in this social sciences sector. Intern alongside professionals and see how they counsel, care, and provide support to others in settings ranging from schools, orphanages, healthcare facilities, and social justice organizations.

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Intern in Barcelona

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Human Rights Intern

Deepen your understanding of the field of social work field as you work for myriad activism groups in Barcelona, Spain. You’ll be supporting organizations focused on climate change, LGBTQIA rights, and other issues. You’ll help plan and assist with activities, help with voter registration, develop presentations, and maintain the website. You’ll also develop training for organizing an online protest.

Institute Research Intern

Learn the subtleties and the art of research in Barcelona, Spain. The main goal is for you to become familiar with the different steps of research techniques by using and analyzing the information, and to create reports. FInally, you will participate in a study with sociological and economic perspective.

Intern for Social and Educational Support Organization

Help with leisure and educational activities for youth in the vibrant city of Barcelona. You’ll gain valuable professional experience while putting your educational background to good use. And you’ll create and participate in educational workshops for the girls of the association.

Intern in Ecuador

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Social Work Intern in an Orphanage

You’ll care for homeless children with regular and special needs in these orphanages. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing, and lots of tender loving care. The children range from newborn to 19 years of age. Just playing and interacting with the children improves everything from their self- esteem to their vocabulary.

Social Work Intern for a Daycare Organization

Your primary role will be day care, which involves looking after and teaching children and babies that are too young to go to school. This organization provides family counseling, hygiene classes, education assistance, a weekly kids and moms club, weekly feeding for night workers, and much more.

Intern for Therapeutic Recreation Program

You’ll work in a program in which youth and adults with intellectual deficit and/or learning disabilities receive individualized therapeutic care. The programming allows them to improve their educational performance. This is an enriching opportunity for both you and they people you’ll work with.

Intern in New Zealand

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Social Work Internship

You’ll work in social work with people from different age groups and backgrounds, and with different needs. You’ll respond to crises, support the needs of clients, and provide support. You will participate in and support young people to engage in physical activities, such as hiking, swimming, or ice skating.

Psychology Internship

You will provide support and guidance for young people who are trying to develop life skills. You’ll work with people on returning home or to school, or with re-integration into the community. You will conduct interviews, file reviews, and conduct mental status examinations. You may work one on one or participate in research.

Social Work Intern at a Counseling Center

You’ll help people with substance abuse and health issues, post-traumatic stress, and relationship problems. You will work directly with clients, listening to their concerns and issues. You will maintain records and information of clients. You will show patience and respect while helping people in a counseling setting.

Intern in South Africa

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Project Intern at Organization in the Townships

This organization works across large areas of the townships where you will work alongside social workers, provide housing assistance for those in need, assist medical professionals and counselors with patients with HIV/AIDS, and participate in group therapy. You’ll see all aspects of life in the townships of Cape Town.

Social Work Intern for Women's Health Organization

Get hands on experience working with this women’s organization in Capetown. The organization helps women that have been the victims of abuse and works to provide them with the means to live a life away from abuse. You’ll work directly with the counselors and help with the general day to day of running the organization.

Social Work Intern for Therapeutic Organization

You’ll directly assist South African social work professionals with patient assessments, group therapy, home evaluations, and support services for victims of abuse and those with HIV/AIDS. In addition, you’ll perform charting and patient write-ups, working alongside other public healthcare workers.

Intern in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Diversity & Inclusion Intern at a Local Social Center

Are you passionate about diversity inclusion and equal rights for minority groups, including ethnic and gender minorities? Work at a local social center, which is a pioneer in raising awareness about these issues, traditionally not discussed openly in Vietnam. Interns can expect to bring their international perspective to work, helping to research best practices and implement projects that make real-life impacts to the minority communities in Vietnam.

Support Intern at an International NGO

Every child deserves a fair chance and quality care, and this NGO rescues street children, children with disabilities, and children who have been trafficked providing them with the services needed for recovery and growth. Interns will have the opportunity to assist this amazing organization by joining their communications team to help spread the word and gain support!

Community Support Intern at an NGO

This organization is committed to empowering disadvantaged communities in rural and mountainous areas to adapt to changing environments, and to manage sustainable livelihood systems in an equal and compassionate society. An intern in this placement can expect to contribute to a variety of projects including marketing, educational development, and community outreach.