2018 Graduates—BSW Child Welfare Stipend Internship

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Brought to you by UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Internship Stipend Program

Use your education to help the children and families of Arkansas. UA Little Rock/MidSOUTH, through the School of Social Work and the Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) invites you to apply for a child welfare stipend or non-stipend internship. Selected stipend track students will receive a total of $5,000 during the second semester of their internship.

The internship program prepares qualified applicants for a career in child welfare through experience supervising family visitations, shadowing case workers, and occasional interaction with program assistants and investigators. Students spend their 9 month internship learning the job of a case worker without the responsibility of a case load. Stipend-track students must sign an agreement to work for DCFS as a Family Service Worker for one year following graduation.

Applicant must complete the steps below to receive the internship:

  • Fulfill degree requirements and graduate in May 2018
  • Complete field placement/internship at DCFS
  • Undergo drug testing
  • Complete a driving record check
  • Complete criminal record check
  • Complete child abuse central registry check
  • Prepare a personal statement of interest in child welfare
  • Provide a copy of unofficial transcript
  • Provide three letters of reference
  • Submit your resume

To begin an application, please contact:
Tina Paxton, LCSW
UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Stipend Internship Program
415 N. McKinley, Suite 900
Little Rock, AR 72205-3013
Phone: 501-626-9245
Email: tmpaxton@midsouth.ualr.edu

Please reference the MidSOUTH flyer for additional information.

High Demand Positions with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS)

Some additional information that you might find of interest regarding High Demand AR State Employment positions with the AR Department of Human Services (DHS) can be found at: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/oas/jobs/ohr_website/Careers/High%20Demand.html.

Examples of High Demand Positions with the AR Department of Human Services (DHS):

  • Family Service Worker
  • Registered Nurse
  • Program Eligibility Specialist
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