Social Work Internships

Create a Highly Marketable Social Work Resume

The Social Work major is focused on getting you participating in as much field work as possible, so you can apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in real-life situations. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in the vast field of Social Work.

Because you'll follow an in-depth curriculum in the Social Work major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships.

PERFORM A MINIMUM OF 420 HOURS OF FIELDWORK in a yearlong senior internship. Work with emotionally challenged children; help in substance abuse treatment facilities and assisted living facilities; and work with refugees from eastern Europe, Asia and Africa as they enter into and acculturate into Burlington and the surrounding communities.

Recent Internship Locations for Social Work Majors


How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to have developed some valuable skills, you need a good resume, you need expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you well prepared in all four areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships as early as the summer after the first year.

  • The Office of Career Services and the Life Experience Action Dimension (LEAD) program will help you develop your professional resume and teach you interview skills.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they will help you build your professional skill-set and enhance your resume.

  • Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are universally better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain Graduates receive full and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.