FIU and M-DCPS Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Fellowship

In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), Project DIG (Demonstration Innovative Grant) aims to recruit, prepare and train future school social workers from the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and school psychologists in the Ed.S. in School Psychology program to provide support for underserved communities, multilingual learners and those from low-income backgrounds, who may have limited access to such services.

This partnership provides tuition coverage and stipends to highly qualified graduate students in School Psychology and Social Work that demonstrate genuine interest and commitment to working in high-needs schools in M-DCPS.

Criteria
MSW I (Generalist) or MSW II (Advanced Clinical) students are eligible for the fellowship in the fall (while only MSW I students are eligible for the fellowship in the spring). Students can apply for the fellowship if they are eligible for the applicable internship by the field application due date. It is preferred that selected fellows work for M-DCPS for at least one year post-graduation. It is expected that fellows join at least one professional association, such as the Miami-Dade County Association of School Social Workers and participate in the mentoring group and weekly supervision with their field instructor.

Apply

  • Verify eligibility for MSW I or MSW II practicum for fall semester or MSW I practicum for spring semester with Kelly Sydnor.
  • Apply to the fellowship by Saturday, April 1 via FIU AcademicWorks. Please note: MSW I (Generalist) or MSW II (Advanced Clinical) students are eligible for the fellowship in the fall while only MSW I students are eligible for the fellowship in the spring.
  • Complete the general field application by Friday, May 5.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please reach out to Co-Project Director, Prof. Jennifer Abeloff at abeloffj@fiu.edu.

Award
MSW I: $8,600 and MSW II/III: $14,400
Scopes
Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Deadline
04/01/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled in the MSW program?
  2. Which semester and year do you plan to start the internship?
  3. Which level of practicum will you be in?
  4. What are your language skills?
  5. What interests you about interning in the school system?
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