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.
Develop a broad set of work skills in a professional setting and have opportunities for:
- Leadership building
- 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 are closed for Summer 2022. Applications for Summer 2023 will open in January.
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Hear from a previous intern
Maya, a Sophomore at the University of Chicago, was an intern for the Health Care Network. As a Pre-Med student, Maya loved shadowing the physicians in the Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic, witnessing the provider-patient interactions, and learning about how the healthcare system works for low and uninsured patients. Through this internship, Maya felt she has not only furthered her education goals, but had been introduced to the humanitarian mission of Catholic Charities and its importance in the region.