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Center for Justice Social Work partners with many different universities to host social work students during their practicum placements


CJSW receives referrals from partnered organizations (Police & Fire) to respond immediately or after the call is complete. In situations where social workers are needed immediately, they can provide de-escalation, crisis intervention, brief therapeutic intervention, assist with ITA paperwork, coordinate with hospital and DCR staff, and coordinate services for the individual moving forward. When a community member is not in need of immediate CJSW social work response, partners can send a referral to the CJSW team. In these situations, social workers will complete a biopsychosocial assessment to get a better understanding of the individual needs, provide interventions based on the assessment, collaborate with other community providers, assist with obtaining services and addressing any barriers, and provide case management resources to ensure long-term success. 

  • Students starting foundation or concentration field education in a Masters of Social Work program through a CSWE accredited program

  • OR Masters level students in behavioral health related field

  • Independent transportation with valid car insurance

  • Over the age of 21

  • Ability to be in-office in Arlington, WA (no remote opportunities available at this time)


Please email the following documents to

  • Download and complete our intern application here

  • 1 page cover letter explaining why you are interested in serving as an intern

  • Resume

  • Timeline of practicum placement

  • Any documents pertaining to your school internship requirements

Selected candidates will be contacted to complete a screening call with a CJSW admin team member. Chosen candidates from pre-screening will be contacted to complete an (in-person or virtual) interview with the CJSW admin team.

  • Meet with your academic advisor and your school's designated internship coordinators prior to applying. Applicants must follow their school's internal process to ensure credit eligibility.

  • CJSW application process will be conducted in line with the accompanying schools practicum placement timeline

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