Social Work Interns
Each year, BFDP hosts ten social work interns from Columbia, Fordham, New York University, and Hunter Schools of Social work. Interns have gone on to work at BFDP as full time social workers. Interns are paired with a SIFI certified social worker for field instruction, and work in teams of attorneys and parent advocates to providing holistic and comprehensive advocacy services. Interns advocate for clients at case conferences held at ACS and at foster care agencies, conduct home visits, observe family visits at agencies, and escort clients in emergency need to PATH, Public Assistance, Shelters, and NYCHA appointments. Students will learn skills in crisis management, advocacy, mediation, and linking clients with appropriate community resources.
To apply for a social work internship, send your resume to Gittel Kagan, Director of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.