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MSW Social Work Internship (School-Based)



Internship Type


Date Created

December 10, 2023 at 2:13:19 AM

Spot Limit

6 - 8




School Department

Internship Timeline Options

-Spring + Summer Semester
-Fall + Winter Semester
-1 Year (Field Practicum) 
-2 Year (Field Practicum)


New York, NY, USA


About I'RAISE: I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. We take immense pride in being a small organization led by BIPOC and women.

Since 2013, we have been passionately dedicated to providing educational support, parent support, and mental health services, resources, and programs to families and children in underserved and under-resourced communities in New York City. Our mission is rooted in the belief that every child deserves equal opportunities to succeed, regardless of their background. That's why we go above and beyond to offer a wide range of services designed to help families and children unlock their full potential and thrive.

​By choosing to support I'RAISE, you join a community dedicated to creating lasting change. Together, we can empower underserved communities, break down barriers, and ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Explore our website to learn more about our initiatives, impact stories, and how you can get involved.

Essential Internship Functions: 

  • The Social Worker Intern is responsible for providing social work services in our partner Department of Education (DOE) schools.

  • Work alongside I'RAISE staff at local community events (i.e. Annual Toy & Coat Giveaway, community health fairs, etc.)

  • Administer pre- and post-surveys to clients as appropriate to measure student and parent feedback

  • Assist LMSWs with data collection and program reporting periodically throughout the course of the year

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

  • Provide individual and/or group social work services for children whose emotional and/or behavioral difficulties interfere with their learning

  • Complete intake assessments with school staff, parents, and students as needed.

  • Complete bio-psycho-social assessments on assigned students and develop treatment plans for each student

  • Track and monitor the students' progress by taking detailed progress notes

  • Provide support to teachers and administrators: i.e., consultation, brief classroom interventions, observations, behavioral intervention plans

  • Provide help to parents to help them become more effective participants in their children's education.

  • Communicate and collaborate with school officials, including principal, guidance counselor, and school psychologists

  • Provide information to parents and staff regarding programs and services for children with special needs

  • Conduct a monthly family session to update parents/guardians on their child's treatment plan and progress towards intended goals

  • Maintain records, forms, and reports as needed to comply with district, cooperative, state, and federal regulations

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Task Supervisor(s) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)


  • Must be a current student pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work at an accredited institution within New York City, and looking for Practicum fieldwork experience

  • If Selected:

    • Required to complete Department of Educaton Background Clearance. Cost is not covered by I'RAISE at this time

    • Required to provide official college transcript, updated resume, and complete the onboarding process with I'RAISE HR Team

Position Type/Expected Hours Per Week: 

This is an internship, requiring 15 - 25 hours per week Monday through Friday. Hours and schedule however will be determined based on your availability and your field placement requirement.

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