Reform Internship Requirements for Social Work Students

I absolutely agree with this. As social workers, we should be making things less classist, instead of more. The current internship system helps to reify the classist structures of society, ensuring that only those privileged enough to be able to take on debt - or pay cash - can truly "afford" an MSW. This is not the way to help people help themselves, and it's not the way a profession centered around social justice should be conducting itself. While there may be some benefit to a field practicum, if social workers are working, they should be paid.

Michelle Wassenaar, Brighton, MA, United States
9 years ago
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