Social work is an applied professional degree. Field internships allow students to build, use, evaluate and refine required skills and knowledge in the real world with people and agencies while receiving guidance in the classroom and supervision in the community. 

Below you can find the most recent stories featuring Steve Hicks School social work students and their experiences in their field internships.

June 24, 2022
Izzy Madaelil has caught the Texas spirit. After a long and winding journey and watching her siblings come through UT…
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March 1, 2022
It’s nighttime in South Africa, but Dominique McGaha, a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) student, is not winding…
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July 7, 2020
Samantha Drogosch’s path in the social work field has evolved throughout her time at the Steve Hicks School. But thanks…
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September 2, 2019
Ms. B is an elder caring for the young child of a deceased relative. Recently diagnosed with cancer, she is…
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June 20, 2019
WHO: Marica Wright, MSSW ’19 WHAT AND WHERE: Hired as Program Coordinator at Victims Advocate Network (VAN) at The University…
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June 20, 2019
WHO: Madison Bridges, MSSW ’19 WHAT AND WHERE: Hired as counselor at Counselling and Health Services, Victoria University of Wellington,…
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June 20, 2019
WHO: Chelsea DeSimone, MSSW ’19 WHAT AND WHERE: Case manager, Housing and Urban Development, Veteran Affairs’ Supportive Housing. HOW: DeSimone…
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June 20, 2019
WHO:  Natalie Burtzos, MSSW ’19 WHAT AND WHERE: Hired as CARES Team Social Work Supervisor at Main Street Renewal, a…
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June 20, 2019
Who: Kendra Rice, MSSW ’19 What and Where: Hired as behavioral health counselor at Insight Behavioral Health Centers in Round…
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October 29, 2018
Social work student helps athletes connect with behavioral health resources
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September 21, 2018
During her social work internship in Oaxaca (Mexico), master’s student Melissa Miller used group therapy to help children develop self-confidence
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