Help solve our community’s biggest challenges. Social work is a profession aimed at helping and empowering the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in our society. It trains students to work with clients in real-world settings and requires a significant practicum component as part of their educational experience.
CSUSM Master of Social Work (MSW) students completes significant internships (each student completes over 1,000 hours in two years, an average of 18 hours per week) in local community organizations and agencies. In the academic year 2018-2019, our 150 MSW interns provided more than 70,000 hours of pro bono social work services to the most at-risk populations in the greater San Diego region.
Students do not receive compensation for these internships, and many students would greatly benefit from stipend funds to assist them in successfully completing these internships. In addition to the time spent and work performed in these community agencies, students also incur transportation costs as they commute to these agencies 2-3 days each week during the academic year. Based on interests, donors could provide stipends for students in certain domains of internship practice or donate to the general MSW stipend fund.
Domains of practice include hospitals, schools, mental health agencies, retirement, and senior communities, military and veterans services, government and county providers, drug and alcohol facilities, hospice and home care, family and child services, juvenile and adult corrections, outreach and prevention services, general MSW stipend fund.
Students would value and greatly appreciate your donations.
Mark your calendar and donate on Giving Day, December 3rd and make a positive impact on our community!