Calista completed an internship with the Division of Child and Family Services during Spring 2021. Here is what Calista has to say about this experience:
I have truly been able to get hands-on experience on this team while working with the social workers. I have attended courts cases, done home and supervised visits, looked through court reports, and truly have been able to understand the field of social work.
What did you unexpectedly learn?
I learned a lot of detailed information about documentation and funding. I went into this internship wanting to only be a therapist. However, after doing this internship I realized that I would love to work in social work as I continue to work towards becoming a child therapist. I also discovered that there are clinical therapists through DFCS, and I believe I would love to do that someday.
Would you recommend this internship to others?
Yes, I learned so much and truly got hands-on experience. This is the best internship for gaining and understanding of what social work is really like!