Internships/Service Learning

Internships/Service Learning Hours

Thanks for your interest!

Students seeking their Bachelor degree in Social Work,

Psychology, Family and Consumer Sciences or a related field

should consider a field instruction internship with Renew.


Interns will have a set schedule and will gain professional

exposure to the following: Parenting Education, Family Skills

Building, Visit Coaching, administrative duties, and

documentation. The learning experience will be supervised by a

Licensed Social Worker.


- All internships/service learning hours are unpaid.


- Most services are done in client's home, although some are

held in an office setting or a group setting.


See your academic advisor on how to get started.



In Our Words


 MeganMy placement in my internship has been so wonderful. I have learned

so much about adults, children, and their actions than I could have

ever expected. Renew has been a wonderful learning experience thus

far. Renew is amazing and I have so much respect for the work they

do in regards to their clients. They go above and beyond to provide

the best services for their clients while ensuring that clients understand what is being

presented to them. They only want the best and it comes from such a sincere place. I

appreciate my opportunity to learn new things as well as the chance to be exposed to

something I wasn’t sure about. Renew has truly given me a new perception on the

social work profession as a whole and I feel as though this experience will always be

savored. - by Meghan Brown - Spring 2011



My position as an intern with RENEW has been remarkable. The experience was more Kim

than I could have expected. RENEW allowed me the freedom to

develop and maintain individual cases as a professional member of the

team. I actually felt like a major contributor in the staffing and group

sessions and I was able to assist as well as independently present

sessions to clients in parenting education and family life building skills.

I have such admiration towards the entire staff at RENEW for their dedication, patience,

and passion towards their clients. As each client receives services through RENEW they

are given utmost professionalism. I would like to thank the entire staff at RENEW for

taking the time to share their expertise and knowledge of the field. It was through

these times that I felt I was able to learn and grow the most in developing my skills over

the course of my field placement. The staff was most responsive to my request and

always made me feel like a full-time member of the group. This internship has definitely

 increased my interest in pursuing a career in social work, and shall forever be the

bridge that crossed me over into my professional career. Thank you again for helping to

make my internship a rewarding experience. - by Kimberly Lewis-Gordon, Social Work

Graduate - Fall Semester 2011




My internship placement with RENEW was rewarding beyond measure.

The overall experience of interning with the agency has provided me

with a great sense of professionalism. The staff at RENEW maintained

an environment of respect and presented interns with the chance to

gain the knowledge and skills needed in the field of Social Work. I

have come to respect the quality of service offered to their clients as well as the

patience and guidance I received as an intern. I am truly grateful for the experience

gained and will always be thankful to the staff for making my first impression of the

Social Work profession a memorable one. This internship has definitely proven to me

that I have chosen the correct field and I also hope to provide my clients with the same

level of services as RENEW has provided their clients. I can honestly say that all of my

uncertainties about being an intern were a "thing of the past" within the first week. I

had the opportunity to learn the works of service provision and also provide ideas and

feedback on how to improve services to the client population. I actually felt like a part of

the staff, they valued my ideas, as well as presented me with challenges and projects to

become a competent professional. I would highly recommend considering RENEW for

internship placement and if I had to do it all over, I would choose RENEW "again"! - by

Arian Keys - Fall 2012

Meet our Interns for

Fall 2014











 A Few Good Qualities to Have


Creativity: the ability to take a list of needs and insights andcome up with new ideas


Curiosity: a desire to understand the client and why they make the decisions they do


Empathy: the ability to relate to the client and uncover their motivations and needs


Enthusiasm: a passion to understand people and provide better services to clients


Punctuality: arrive to appointments on time


Strong Work Ethic: the innate drive to do work extremely well