Student Experiential Classroom

The goal of this semester-long internship is to provide experiential learning and internship opportunities for community college students from diverse educational interests and backgrounds.

The Student Internship Program adapts the outcome-oriented approach based on the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards and the 2018 Macro Specialization Curricular Guide.

This unique approach allows YSocialWork, Inc. to expand the recognition and importance of macro practice in interdisciplinary communities of students, and to foster student’s development in the integration and application of competencies in macro practice.

Why should you become a Student Intern?

You will learn to extract meaning and understanding of social work education material through other disciplines, as well as develop deeper learning strategies for success and experiential learning opportunities in macro-level social work practice.

Program Benefits

Human Services Majors

Weekly supervision and training sessions

Receive introductory field education in generalist practice in social work

Opportunity to connect with social work education programs and organizations

Gain leadership experience at interagency coalition, partnership, and engagement meetings

Featured on the YSocialWork website and annual reports

Non-Human Services Majors

Weekly supervision and training sessions to understand the transferrable nature of skills developed in macro practice for students majoring in business, communications, public health, or education.

Gain confidence in building strategic planning and partnerships across jurisdictions in the Washington DC area

Gain experience in digital media marketing through storytelling 

Gain consulting skills

Featured on the YSocialWork network and annual reports

Inaugural Interns

Spring 2020

During the onset of COVID-19, YSocialWork, Inc. recruited two interns from Prince George’s Community College to assist us with implementing the High School Student in Prince George’s County.

The scope of activities will include, but not be limited to, engaging online audiences; reporting and staying up-to-date via insights, emails, or messages; assisting in the preparation of fundraising reports, such as balance sheets and income statements, invoices, and other documents; and providing administrative support and oversight to various marketing and community activities.

Student interns were recruited from the Southern Management Leadership Program at PGCC.

Isela Sanchez

Isela is an alumna of Bell Multicultural High School.

Praise Osamor

Praise is an alumna of Surrattsville High School.

Fall 2021- Spring 2022

YSocialWork, Inc. recruited three interns from the University of Maryland Baltimore County throughout the 2021-2022 Academic Year, to help expand case development in Prince George’s County.

The scope of activities will include, but not be limited to, evaluating the High School Student Experiential Classroom; developing and implementing a new high school student series, /Social Dilemminar_, and joining YSocialWork’s team at community events.

Students were recruited from the Shiver Center.

Berenice Villard

Berenice is a Public Health Major from Prince George’s County, MD.

Abigail Berger

Abigail is a Social Work Major from Montgomery County, MD.

Madison Brown

Madison is an Africana Studies/Social Work Minor from Baltimore City, MD.


The Student Internship Program is a small, very intimate program, with fewer than 5 student interns per semester.

General skill requirement include, but not limited to, strong organizational and analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects. A passion for advancing human services and/or social work is a must.


+Enrolled as a sophomore, with a minimum of 1 to 2 year(s) of business management or leadership experience.

+Enrolled at a community college or rising junior enrolled in a CSWE-accredited social work education program.

+Familiarity with marketing strategies, marketing challenges, and multiple social media platforms is desired.

Application Process

To apply for consideration, students or faculty must submit the following application below.

Student candidates will need to submit the following documents in your application:

+ Resume or C/V

+ Two Essay Responses (200-word requirement)

+ Head Shot. Note that if you are accepted to the program, we intend to use it for the YSocialWork, Inc. website

+ Approval from Program or Department Chair

Interested in Joining Our Team?

YSocialWork, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.