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Social Work

Social Work students may do an internship at WCSC as their Senior Social Work practicum, or simply as an additional internship experience. The WCSC seminar class is an accepted substitute for EMU's Social Stratification course.

The following list includes organizations where WCSC has recently placed Social Work students or organizations that are currently looking for interns. It is not an exhaustive list. Please contact WCSC staff for additional opportunities.

Women, Children & Youth 

  • Collaborative Solutions for Communities (CSC) – collaborative that aims to build sustainable communities and support families through career trainings, youth development programs, and partnerships for economic development and social enterprise.
  • Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) – provides after-school programs, gang prevention, sex education, art workshops, and other services for low-income youth.
  • DC Action for Children – provides research and policy advocacy to help improve the lives of DC children living in poverty.
  • The Women’s Collective – HIV resource center for women that provides HIV prevention services and care management as well as policy and advocacy support.
  • Mary’s Center – provides healthcare, English classes, and other support services for women and children.
  • N Street Village – provides shelter and social services for women experiencing homelessness.
  • YWCA – promotes awareness and action on social justice issues in the community, particularly racism and violence against women.
  • The Family Place – community drop-in center that provides resources to expectant parents and families with young children,  including ESL instruction, parenting classes, and support groups for victims of domestic violence.

Persons with Disabilities

  • L’Arche Greater Washington – an inter-denominational Christian community centered around communal living with members who have intellectual disabilities.
  • Jubilee Association of Maryland – provides opportunities and support for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Refugees

Homelessness

  • N Street Village – provides shelter and social services for women experiencing homelessness.
  • Back on my Feet  – provides services for men experiencing homelessness and features a running therapy program.

Additional Services

  • Voices for a Second Chance (VSC) – works with individuals involved in the criminal justice system from the point of arrest and pretrial status through reentry into the community upon release from prison.
  • DC Rape Crisis Center – sexual assault hotline and prevention and support training center.
  • Damian Ministries – offers support to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.