Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs are encouraged to apply for a rewarding, hands-on internship with Catholic Charities! We have placements with clinical supervision for students of social work, nursing, education, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, and other fields. We offer  placements that are supervised by licensed professionals and expose the students to social welfare policy implementation in a variety of fields and general work experience.

Why Serve

Develop a broad set of work skills in a professional setting and have opportunities for:

  • Leadership building
  • Networking
  • Community impact
  • Learning from experts and executives!

We offer both clinically supervised and non-clinically supervised internships.


A clinical intern is a graduate level student who requires specialized supervision by a licensed professional (e.g. social workers or medical professionals).

Examples of clinical interns include:

  • MSW student who needs supervision by a social worker with specific license
  • Nursing student who needs to work with trained medical professionals

Examples of programs who take clinical interns include, but are not limited to:

  • Counseling and Intake Program- The counseling and assessment program at Anchor Behavioral Health has a competitive rotation of three internship positions. Candidates should be in a graduate program working toward a MSW or LPC. Students will be working in a counseling and assessment role with clients managing their chronic mental illness.
  • Show Up Stand Out– SUSO provides D.C. public and charter schools with individualized case management and family support. Interns work with the team to carry case loads of students at various schools. Interns will learn about individual case management and gain experience working with children and families.


Applications for Summer 2023 are open through March 26!

Learn More & Apply

We are sometimes able to accommodate requests for individual mini internships or senior projects required for high school graduation. For information please email Bela Pinkney-Gadelha at



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