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Social Work Student Intern Program


Welcome to our intern page! CVUHSD is pleased to offer another year of service through our Social Work Student Intern Program. Partnering with local universities and our feeder school districts, CVUHSD serves as a field education site, providing learning opportunities for both Bachelor and Master's level Social Work students.  Students from the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, California State University Long Beach and California State University Northridge complete their internship hours within CVUHSD school sites. They are supervised by CVUHSD School Social Workers.  As a collaborative partner, Hawthorne School District (HSD) provides and allows for Student Interns to be placed in a secondary grade range setting (K-8). This is necessary for Student Interns pursuing their Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). Student Interns learn the core responsibilities and duties of a School Social Worker while providing much needed support and services to CVUHSD and HSD students.  This partnership came about as the result of the increased need to provide students with social-emotional supports and resources in the school setting.

With the influences of economic disadvantages, exposure to traumatic events, interpersonal conflict and other familial hardships, our students and our communities can greatly benefit from these additional resources and supportive services. It is the focus and purpose of the Social Work Student Intern Program to address the many issues that students face and to help empower them to overcome such obstacles to lead productive and meaningful lives. For more information please contact Kevin Brown, District Social Worker (contact information is listed on the Social Work Program Homepage).
See below for direct links to our participating universities and their respective Social Work programs. A big thank you goes out to all the universities in their efforts to advance the Social Work profession and improve the quality of life to those they serve!
University of Southern California (USC)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
California State University Northridge (CSUN)