Social Work Internships

Legal Services for Children has a history of providing internships for graduate level social work students. Students will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams with LSC social workers and attorneys on cases involving foster care, legal guardianship, school discipline, special education, and immigration.

Employing interdisciplinary teams of attorneys and social workers, LSC strives to meet the legal and non-legal needs of our clients. Social work interns at LSC provide direct clinical case management services to our clients. These services include psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and general advocacy.

In addition to weekly individual supervisions, LSC provides interns with an intake orientation as well as the following trainings:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Boundaries & Termination
  • Cultural Competency
  • Legal Guardianship
  • Dependency (foster care)
  • Education
  • Immigration

LSC encourages interns to attend relevant offsite training as well.

Transportation reimbursement is provided, or an SF City Car Share membership (a valid driver’s license required), for client or office related travel.

LSC has provided MSW internships to students from:

San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
University of California Berkeley
G.W. Brown School of Social Work Washington University
McGill University School of Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work
University of Texas Austin

For further information contact Ron Gutierrez, Clinical Director, at