INTERNSHIPS & PRACTICUMS

The Alliance of Social Workers In Sports (ASWIS) is seeking graduate level social work students for distance internships, service learning, volunteer and field placement opportunities. ASWIS is a membership organization that aims to integrate social work into sports at all levels. Social workers have a unique skill set, including advocacy, case coordination, and counseling, that can be vital to “helping athletes win at life."

 

Students interested in distance learning opportunities should send a cover letter, indicating what type of opportunity they are interested in, and their resume to socialworkersinsports@gmail.com.

 

Educators, service learning coordinators and field placement coordinators who are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity can call (917) 297-8488 or (317)771-1397. 

 

ASWIS internship, service learning, volunteer, and (distance) field placement opportunities include:

 

ASWIS Social Media Intern

This person will manage the ASWIS social media accounts (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube Channel).  This includes actively tweeting, posting, following appropriate individuals, linking appropriate videos, and growing our list of followers. This person can also explore new social media platforms and share thoughts with members of the Executive Team. Executive Team members will provide oversight for this internship position.  

 

ASWIS Job Center Intern

This person will help maintain the Job Center on our ASWIS website.  This includes identifying existing jobs that social workers might fill in athletic departments and the sport industry.  The individual interning for this task will search the NCAA Job Market, HigherEdJobs, Indeed, along with other search engines to update the job center on a weekly basis. Executive Team members will provide oversight for this internship position. 

 

ASWIS Research Consortium Intern

This person will help maintain the Research Consortium on our ASWIS website.  This includes completing a bi-weekly search of academic databases for recently published peer-reviewed articles related to social work in sports (e.g., mental health, sexual assault, coaching, etc.).  A graduate student would be a perfect candidate for this position. Executive Team members will provide oversight for this internship position.   

 

ASWIS (Distance) Field Placement

Possible Responsibilities 

 

1 Learn The ASWIS culture, philosophy and background information needed to understand

  organizational delivery of services (e.g., program components) and advance organizational goals;

2 Utilize multidimensional assessment skills to identify needs/gaps, recognize strategic intersects,

  recommend targeted solutions and help deliver and/or orchestrate program strategies and

  services;

 

3 Perform project management duties including planning, scheduling, implementing, helping to

  establish appropriate metrics to quantify results and impact and identifying and resolving root-cause

  relationships/challenges and making recommendations (e.g., process improvement);

4 Document and report efforts (e.g., reports, presentations to management), attend assigned

  meetings, events and work on other assigned projects;

5 Research: Identify and analyze “best practices” around nonprofit management of similar

  profession-wide organizations by using a variety of data sources including in-person interactions,

  telephone, internet, periodicals, etc., then compile findings into tracking documents;

6 Needs Assessment: Assist in conducting a needs assessment on the educational and training

  needs of ASWIS members which may include creating, implementing and analyzing surveys to

  make recommendations on trainings/webinars that could be offered to ASWIS members;

7 Strategic Planning: Utilize learning from research mentioned above and internship efforts to help

  inform strategic planning efforts, improve the ASWIS and help follow the strategic plan;

8 Social Media: Manage ASWIS social media efforts and strategy which will include contributing

  to messaging strategy, providing content/text for Twitter (“tweeting”), Facebook and YouTube

  channel, as well as growing list of followers while also identifying new social media platforms.

  Intern will analyze usage trends and make recommendations on how to improve ASWIS’ social

  medial presence;

9 Membership Engagement: Assist in maintaining the membership database and lead membership

  activities to recruit members to join ASWIS that may include making telephone calls, creating

  social media posts and emails and following up, etc.;

10 Event Planning: Assist in planning, organizing and implementing annual social work in sports

  conference and webinars including coordinating presenters and meetings, communicating with

  presenters, managing and tracking logistical efforts and reporting progress to executive team;

11 Research Scanning: Help maintain the Research Consortium on ASWIS website which will

  include completing a bi-weekly online search of academic databases for recently published peer-

  reviewed articles related to social work in sports (e.g., mental health, sexual assault, coaching,

  etc.);

12 Job Sourcing: Help maintain the Job Center on ASWIS website which will include identifying

  existing jobs that social workers might fill in athletic departments and the sport industry (e.g., search

  NCAA job bank, search engines, weekly); and

13 Advocacy: Engage with state and federal legislators to influence policies impacting the lives of

  athletes.

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P.O. Box 592664 
San Antonio, TX 78259
Tel: (800)567-1178
Fax: (765)285-1029 
socialworkinsports@gmail.com
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