Social Service Internships

Social Service Internships

Social Service Interns are student volunteers who make a huge difference in the busy work schedules of DCS workers. Under the supervision of a unit supervisor or case worker, interns make home visits, assess client needs, make phone calls and schedule appointments, research case records, write reports, attend team staffing's and court hearings, interview children and foster parents, supervise visits, and transport children or perform other tasks depending on the unit. As the student volunteer becomes more proficient and comfortable, more responsibility may be delegated. This is a unique and excellent way to test your affinity for social service work and a great resume enhancer.

Course credit may be earned through the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College or University of Phoenix. Students must be at least 20 years old to apply for this internship. Daytime availability is required and a semester long or four month commitment is preferred. Volunteers work an average of 8-10 hours per week. A vehicle is preferred.

Mentorship with the Casey Family Foundation

In partnership with the Casey Foundation, Aviva is offering a dynamic and rewarding mentorship program with children who are in the care of DCS. The mentor supports the youth by participating in activities and cultural events in the community. The goal of the mentoring program is to empower youth to make positive life choices and to have a network of support. The mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, social, career and personal goals. The mentor must commit to meeting with the mentee a minimum of three hours per month for a 1 year commitment.

To apply for an internship position, please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form. For information contact Nina Halvax, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 327.6779 ext.11.