FIU and M-DCPS Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Fellowship (Project DIG)
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 Social Work that demonstrate genuine interest and commitment to working in high-needs schools in M-DCPS.
MSW I (Generalist) or MSW II (Advanced Clinical) students are eligible for the fellowship in the fall. Only MSW I students are eligible for the fellowship in the spring. Those students who apply for MSW I Project DIG Fellowships must be committed to completing their MSW II/III internships as part of Project DIG as well. Students can apply for the fellowship if they are eligible for the applicable internship by the field application due date. Students completing both the MSW I and MSW II/III Fellowships must work in M-DCPS as a school social worker for a minimum of two years post-graduation. Students completing only the MSW II/III Fellowship must work in M-DCPS as a school social worker for a minimum of 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, participate in the monthly training/meeting and weekly supervision with their field instructor, and attend additional trainings.
- For fall candidates, please apply by April 1st via AcademicWorks
- Verify eligibility for MSW I or MSW II practicum with your academic advisor.
- Please note: Only MSW I students are eligible for the fellowship in the spring.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please reach out to Co-Project Director, Prof. Jennifer Abeloff at email@example.com.