Clinical Internships

JFS provides a unique intensive clinical education experience for Master of Social Work Students. JFS is a leader in the development of competent and effective clinical social workers.

Posted
November 16, 2020
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Clinical Internships

JFS provides a unique intensive clinical education experience for Master of Social Work Students. JFS is a leader in the development of competent and effective clinical social workers.

Posted
November 16, 2020

Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency located in the Braeswood area of Houston. Founded in 1913, JFS offers help to all people struggling with challenges on a sliding fee scale. The agency has mental health counseling for individuals and couples, an intensive outpatient program for mental health, disability services, senior adult services, case management, employment help, financial assistance, community outreach, disaster help and volunteer opportunities.

Agency field instructors’ view on field instruction

The field instructors’ view of instruction is to immerse the student as quickly as possible to have hands-on training and work in a Socratic method of seeking answers as often as is necessary. The agency focuses on a client-centered framework of service.

Preferred teaching methodologies

There will be observation, hands-on training, and field instructor supervision once a week. Students will also attend staff meetings where programs, clients, and cases are discussed to serve clients better.

Master of Social Work (MSW) Students

Preferred placement for MSW students from local and national universities.

My internship at JFS was the highlight of my MSW program. I learned the most about becoming a Social Worker in the field of mental health during my final year. JFS is different in that they embraced me more as a professional than a student and recognized the importance of providing the learning environment that I wanted and the supervision to reinforce professional growth both interpersonally within the team and with clients.

- Danny Clark, MSW, University of Houston, Intern 2019-2020

To Apply: 

If you are interested in applying for a clinical internship please submit materials to Ada Cheung, Chief Clinical Officer:

  • Resume or CV (required)
  • The university you are currently attending
  • The dates you will be conducting your field placement
  • Your university field liaison contact  (Name, phone, email)
  • Your field office deadline for internship selection.

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