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 internships beginning your senior year.

PERFORMING A MINIMUM OF 420 HOURS OF FIELDWORK in a yearlong internship. Internship opportunities include: working with emotionally challenged children; helping in substance abuse treatment facilities and assisted living facilities; and working with refugees from eastern Europe, Asia and Africa as they enter into and acculturate into Burlington and the surrounding communities; working in community advocacy agencies; supporting children with emotional behavioral needs; addressing housing insecurities; assisting those with mental illness and addiction issues in Court Diversion processes; supporting young single parents.

Recent Internship Locations for Social Work Majors

How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to develop valuable skills, create a good résumé, receive expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four of these 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 before your sophomore year.

  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. By graduation, you'll have created a career marketing plan highlighting the unique talents and benefits that set you apart from other job candidates.

  • 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 résumé.

  • 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.