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NASW-NC Internship Program: Now Accepting Applications

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina (NASW-NC) is a membership organization with a dual mission to: 1) Promote, develop and protect the practice of social workers; and 2) seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families and communities through its work and advocacy. Our mission is to be experts and leaders in creating and sustaining systemic change through ethical social work practice.


NASW-NC is committed to providing professional support, ethical and legal consultation, career guidance, continuing education and networking opportunities, and being the voice of the profession through our advocacy efforts to over 4,500 members in North Carolina.

Placement Information

NASW-NC is committed to providing a valuable learning experience for each intern placed with the association. This placement provides interns opportunities to be exposed to all aspects of social work administration in a small state office of a larger nation-wide organization.


Interns are critical members of the NASW-NC team and must be willing to commit to being focused on their internship activities during the hours they are in field placement. This is a relaxed and fun, but fast-paced environment where interns need strong critical thinking skills and administrative aptitude. Occasional weekend work would be required and would be counted as internship hours. Interns are expected to internalize the ethics and values of the social work profession and to practice those ethics and values in their interactions with all NASW members and with each individual and organization with whom they interact.


Interns have the potential to develop skills in:

·         Advocacy & Policy Development

·         Administrative Social Work

·         Professional Development & Training

·         Volunteer Management

·         Program Development and Management

·         Grassroots Organization

·         Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Activities for All Interns

·         Research and write material for NASW-NC alerts, updates, social media, and other relevant outlets

·         Help formulate and participate in NASW-NC advocacy and policy efforts including writing action alerts, creating grassroots strategy, and attending the North Carolina Legislative Committee meetings as needed

·         Mobilize members on behalf of priority legislation and rules

·         Participate in the organization of the North Carolina Social Work Policy Educators Summit, NASW-NC Conferences and other events and meetings as needed

·         Represent the association by attending partner coalition meetings

·         Attend meetings of the NASW-NC Board of Directors and North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

·         Management of NASW-NC Student Liaison Program

·         Development of membership materials and resources for membership recruitment and retention



Students must be enrolled in a social work program in North Carolina accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Open to Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work students. Stipend: $500 per semester


More information about the NASW-NC Intern Program including how to apply can be found here:


Deadline to apply: February 28, 2019


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