Social Work

The School of Social Work has an intensive service learning and internship program for their students. Every one of the general education courses they offer has a service learning component and every one of the courses in their 33 unit undergraduate professional sequence has a service learning or internship component. As students move though this program, they gain the degree of proficiency necessary for a beginning practitioner. By the time they graduate with a bachelor's degree, students have completed an impressive 130 hours of service learning followed by 480 hours of internship. In addition, students enrolled in the Masters programs must complete 480 internship hours in their first year and 720 internship hours in their second year of study.

Throughout their education, social work undergraduate and graduate students are placed with agencies in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Yuba-Sutter Counties. They work with a variety of community groups and client populations. This arrangement benefits the various agencies and their clients and it definitely benefits the students who get invaluable professional experience and contacts that often result in job placements.

Social Work service learning and internship partners include

Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Butte County Adult Outpatient Services
Butte County CalWorks
Butte County Community Counseling Centers
Butte County Children's Services
Butte County Department of Veteran's Affairs
Butte County Migrant Education Program
Butte County Office of Education
Butte County Senior and Adult Services
Butte County Senior Connections
Butte County Victim Witness Assistance Center
Butte County Youth Services
California State Adoptions
Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, Inc.
Children First Foster Family Agency
Children's Hope Foster Family Agency
Community Action Agency, Esplanade House
CSU, Chico Psychological Counseling and Wellness Center
El Shaddai Family Ranch
Enloe Medical Center, Cancer Center
Enloe Medical Center, Children's Health Center
Enloe Medical Center, Outpatient Services
Enloe Medical Center, Touchstone
Family Intervention and Community Support
Gary Bess Associates
Glenn County Health Services
Glenn County HRA
Hamilton Unified School District
Joe McGie Center
Lilliput Children's Services
Lost Molinos Unified School District
Madrone Adult Day Health Care
Lost Molinos Unified School District
Lilliput Children's Services
Madrone Adult Day Health Care Center
Madrone Hospice
New Directions to Hope
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence
Passages MSSP (Butte)
Passages, Mountain Caregivers Resource Center (Butte)
Remi Vista Youth and Family Services
Shasta County Alcohol & Drug Program
Shasta County Mental Health
Shasta County Social Services
Sutter County Child Protective Services
Tehama County Drug & Alcohol
Tehama County Mental Health
Wright Education
Youth for Change
Yuba County Children's Services