Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Fellowship

FIU School of Social Work is excited to announce a significant funding opportunity for students eligible for their MSW II clinical practicum in Fall 2024 with at least a 3.25 GPA. The BHWET-Pro Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Students applying must be admitted to the MSW Program and be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S.

*FIU Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Fellowship for Professionals (BHWET-Pro) Objectives: *
• Provide services to vulnerable and culturally diverse populations in South Florida
• Learn inter-professional, behavioral health best practices
• Strengthen knowledge of social determinants of health

*BHWET-Pro Fellowship Selected Students Receive: *
• $10,000 stipend
• Tuition waiver for to 12 credits for one semester
• Certificate in Interprofessional and Integrated Behavioral Health Primary Care
• Post-MSW career mentoring and networking

BHWET-Pro Fellowship Selected Students Will:
• Take a 2-semester, hybrid online/live (zoom) course held on Fridays 8:30-10:30am
• Complete the 2-semester, advanced clinical internship with one of the following agencies:
o Banyan Health Systems
o Camillus House
o Citrus Health Network
o Community Health of South Dade (CHI)
o FIU Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP
o The Village South

  • Additional sites may become available

1. Current GPA (must be a 3.25 or higher)
2. Personal statement of interest (narrative minimum 500 words) that includes:
Why you are interested in social work practice focused on behavioral health with underserved and marginalized communities and
Your knowledge of the social determinants of health, integrated behavioral health primary care, and the importance of interprofessional approach to client care
3. Current resume

Important: Students must also email to request and complete the Fall 2024 MSW II Field Practicum application no later than May 5.

Questions? Contact Elise Linder, LCSW, MSW Field Coordinator at P: 305-348-4420 or at

Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you an MSW student entering your advanced clinical practicum (MSW II) in the Fall 2024 semester?
  2. Personal Statement of Interest - Please provide a 500 word response to the following question: Why are you interested in social work practice focused on behavioral health with underserved and marginalized communities? Please discuss your knowledge of: 1) integrated behavioral health-primary care, 2) interprofessional approach to patient care, and 3) social determinants of health.
  3. Upload a current CV.