Opportunities for Students & Social Workers

In addition to course work and field placement, the School of Social Work provides students and alumni with information on ouside opportunities for enrichment and employment.

Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work

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Phi Alpha Honor Society serves to provide a closer bond among students of social work, and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

The eligibility requirements for undergraduate students include:

  • Declared Social Work as a Major
  • Achieved Sophomore status
  • Completed 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) of required social work courses
  • Achieved an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieved a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses

The eligibility requirements for graduate students include:

  • Completed 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) of required social work courses
  • Achieved an overall GPA of 3.5

If you meet the above standards, we invite you to join Phi Alpha, the Honors Society for Social Work. Benefits of membership include:

  • Recognition of academic excellence, which can be listed on graduate school applications and resumes
  • Honors cord worn at graduation, a certificate and a lapel pin
  • Eligibility for scholarships, grants and awards through the National Phi Alpha office
  • Opportunity for fellowship with other students and faculty through local chapter events

The application deadline for 2017 is March 10.

Undergraduate Student Phi Alpha Application 2017

Graduate Student Phi Alpha Application 2017

Activism / Advocacy

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Employment Opportunities

Job board links and individual employment postings

Handshake - CSU Career Center listings for student job & internship opportunities

International Opportunities for Students and Social Workers

Inequality. Discrimination. Oppression. Privilege. Study abroad?

Yes, study abroad is about exploration and travel…but it’s also about cultural immersion and personal growth. Experiential learning in another country can improve your skills in problem-solving, communication, and adaptability. If you want to broaden your horizons while building your resume to make yourself more marketable to future employers, we have an opportunity for you!

The School of Social Work will sponsor two faculty-led education abroad opportunities in Summer 2017. Our programs highlight social work practice through cultural immersion:

  • SOWK482A Social Work in Costa Rica July 22 – August 5, 2017
  • SOWK482B Social Work in India July 23 – August 10, 2017

You do not need to be a Social Work major to enroll. Scholarships and financial aid are available. For more information, contact:

LCSW Supervision

Andrew Tidrick, MSSW, LCSW, a School of Social Work instructor, provides individual and group supervision for LCSW candidates. His goal is to help LCSW candidates manage costs for getting supervision if they do not have an employer which provides this. Please see his resume for additional information on his qualifications. His rates will be $50/hour for individual supervision and $30/hour for group supervision. Please email him at if you have any questions.

Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

  • Volunteers needed to help run day center for families who don’t have a home (PDF), Faith Family Hospitality, Fort Collins (1-21-16)
  • Long Term Volunteer / Internship Program (pdf) with the Sioux YMCA, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in Dupree, South Dakota. (posted 2-25-15)

  • Volunteer Opportunities