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Social Services

Our options are not limited to the internships listed below. Organizations listed reflect sites where WCSC has recently placed students or those that are currently looking for interns.  Please feel free to do your own research and do not hesitate to contact WCSC for further opportunities.

  • Opportunities marked with a are especially suited for Social Work majors completing their Senior Social Work Practicums.

Women, Children & Youth

  • Collaborative Solutions for Communities (CSC) – focuses on 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 an array of programing for low-income youth, supporting their transition to adulthood and working to meet their social, academic, and career needs.
    • Promotor Pathway Program – An intervention program for disengaged youth facing obstacles that prevent them from accessing resources and achieving goals in education, employment, and healthy living.
    • Interns shadow professional counselors, write case notes, and help youth find resources in the community.
  • Mary’s Center – provides healthcare, English classes, and other support services for women and children.
  • YWCA – promotes awareness and action on social justice issues in the community, particularly surrounding 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.
  • My Sister’s Place – Domestic violence shelter and support hotline. Provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive.

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 & Immigrants

  • Catholic Charities Refugee Center – case management and employment support services to refugees and those with asylum status in DC.
  • The International Rescue Committee – supports refugees in countries uprooted by conflict or natural disasters.  
  • Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) – helps torture survivors engage with social, psychological, and legal services as well as advocacy and outreach.
    • Past interns have supported torture survivors with asylum cases, accompanied them to court hearings, attended group sessions, and provided one-on-one support.
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council – resource center for African Refugees and Immigrants supporting economic and social prosperity.
  • Ayuda – supports immigrant communities in the DC region through social and legal services in a variety of arenas, including children and youth services, domestic violence, human trafficking, and immigration law.
    • *Spanish Language Opportunity

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.

HIV/AIDS Resource Centers

  • Damien Ministries – offers support to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • The Women’s Collective – HIV resource center for women that provides HIV prevention services and care management, as well as policy and advocacy support.

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.
  • Bread for the City – provides legal and social services, food, clothing, and medical care to low-income families.
  • DC Central Kitchen – works with program participants, previously homeless, to learn cooking skills and provide meals to DC’s hungry and homeless.
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