MSW Field Placement / Social Services Internship

About the Florence Project

The Florence Project was founded in 1989 to respond to a representation crisis for indigent non-citizens detained at the rural Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Through our programs today, we provide services to the approximately 7,500 men, women, and children detained in Eloy, Florence, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona on any given day. In 2001, the Florence Project implemented our Integrated Social Services Program, one of the first of its kind in this field. The Florence Project provides high quality legal and social services and supports initiatives for national changes in immigration law and policy.
 
Placement Description

The social service team is seeking MSW students in the area Phoenix for placements with its Children’s, Adult, Asylum, or Mental Health Teams. Students will be supervised by the social services team but will also work with the legal team and others to meet the needs of clients and support their immigration cases.  The team can accommodate micro and macro students. Students will complete the following task with flexibility depending on the team they are placed with and requirements of their MSW program.  

  • Conduct legal and social services intakes with clients 
  • Provide case management
  • Resource Development 
  • Plan and implement client-centered events 
  • Administrative Duties such as maintaining case notes, reporting, etc. 

Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a background check 
  • Must be in an accredited MSW program 
  • Must be proficient in Spanish 
  • Commitment to immigrant rights, social justice, or human rights issues and ardent support of the Florence Project’s mission. 
  • Preferred experience working with immigrant populations, trauma survivors or children.
  • An independent hard-working team player with a sense of humor who is flexible, patient, and respectful
 
Application Process

Candidates will be considered on an ongoing basis. To apply, complete the application below, upload your resume and a letter of interest which includes the opportunities you are interested in, the length of your commitment, your school, and year of school. Applicants will be interviewed by telephone, or in person if possible.  The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities and members of underrepresented communities.
 

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