Social Work Internship

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SIU Social Work Student Reading Book

Through this internship, SIU social work students develop their macro method skills in policy development, community education, legislative advocacy, and grant writing. Interns will gain experience in event organization and communication skills to engage with various local, state, and national officials.

Interns can also collaborate with local nonprofit organizations and represent the social work profession at an assortment of events hosted by the Institute.


Any undergraduate or graduate SIU student majoring in social work can apply. Students fulfilling the requirement for their baccalaureate field practicum may have the option of splitting their hours with another organization. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and major GPA of 3.0.


Internships require students to be available for hours every week and are unpaid. This opportunity is for program credit and must be approved by the SIU School of Social Work.

Placement is coordinated by the Institute and the School of Social Work. Dr. Linda Baker supervises all social work interns.

Application Process

  • Internship applications open February 1st
  • Complete the internship application by May 31st
  • Submit resume
  • Submit two letters of recommendation

Apply now!