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Social Work

In our 16-week semester program students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Social Work and intern with organizations involved in: advocacy, casework/direct service, counseling, social work administration, policy and planning, and research.  TPC offers internships in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, therapeutic nurseries, criminal court, substance abuse treatment centers and geriatric day programs.  Examples of organizations where previous social work students have interned include the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, the Defender Association, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, the Pennsylvania Prison Society and Project H.O.M.E. to name a few.  Read what TPC social work alumni Meagan Johnson and Rachel Mazzaro had to say about their Philly experience.

Fulfill Your BSW Practicum Requirements - In addition, those students already majoring in Social Work can fulfill their 440/448 hour BSW Practicum Requirements at TPC. The Philadelphia Center offers Social Work majors exceptional opportunities to meet accreditation requirements for graduation.  Students complete learning objectives in the areas of practice, policy, professional development and research, with licensed Social Work supervision, individual and peer support, and real work experience.  Participants will obtain the professional specialization and practice competencies necessary and expected of students entering the field or applying to graduate school. Download a PDF of the Social Work Practicum Requirements.  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with additional questions.