School of Social Work

How to Apply for the Child Welfare Education Collaborative

Students considering a career in child welfare should apply for the Collaborative in the first semester of their junior year.

  • Application and acceptance as a Social Work Major
  • Completion of Child Welfare Education Collaborative Application Process
  • Acceptance as a Child Welfare Scholar
  • Social Work 311, Child Abuse and Neglect - usually taken the first semester junior year.
  • Social Work 312,, Seminar on Practice in Children, Youth, and Family Services - only offered Spring semester, must be taken Spring semester Junior year and completed prior to field placement.
  • Internship in a child welfare position within a county Department of Social Services - Fall and Spring semester senior year.
  • Participation in monthly seminars and statewide training events.
  • In exchange for financial support Scholars agree to work after graduation in a North Carolina Department of Social Services in a child welfare position for eighteen months.
  • Education and training specific to child welfare
  • Financial support
  • Advanced job placement upon graduation
  • Job placement assistance
  • Statewide training and networking opportunities
  • Child Welfare Scholar Alumni Benefits