Social Service Assistants

For information contact Michelle Rios, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 327.6779 ext.11.

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 intern 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. Volunteers 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.