Social Work

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

Featured Internships

  • Children’s National Medical Center – Those interested in community health care work at the Children’s Health Project at THEARC DC, a large community organization, helping to educate families in ways they can promote their children’s health and wellbeing. Students work directly with patients and their parents.
  • The Women’s Collective – Interns assist with all aspects of programming at this resource center for women with HIV. TWC provides HIV care management, HIV prevention services, and policy and advocacy. Interns at TWC help with intake and the food and clothing resource rooms, and are eased into their own case load.
  • DC Rape Crisis Center – Interns may participate in any of the following: sexual assault presentations in schools and awareness event planning, answering the sexual assault hotline (after training), updating training materials, and other administrative tasks.
  • The Family Place is a community drop-in center that provides resources and support services to expectant parents and families with young children. Their services include ESL instruction, support groups for victims of domestic violence, and parenting classes, and case management.
  • Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition is a very small organization that works to end torture around the world and empower survivors in the DC metro area. WCSC interns would likely work alongside MSW students from DC universities to connect survivors of torture to different services in the area, including legal, psychological and medical services. Responsibilities could include any combination of the following, based on student interest: meeting one-on-one with survivors for counseling; case management, including providing referrals to lawyers, psychologists and doctors for asylum cases and treatment; helping to organize activities to help survivors in the healing process; organizing venues for survivors to share their stories; being a bridge/connector between TASSC and EMU; administrative activities such as data-entry and thanking donors; working with the director on grant writing; or working with the advocacy coordinator on advocacy projects.

Children & Youth


  • Mary’s Center provides healthcare, English classes, and other services for women and children
  • My Sister’s Place – Domestic violence shelter
  • N Street Village – Homeless shelter for women
  • YWCA – Promoting awareness and action on social justice issues in the community, particularly racism and violence against women


Additional Services