Social Work Internship Program | The Village

The Village sponsors a number of internships for students who are enrolled in master’s degree programs in social work and counseling. In addition, we also have two internships for students in their last year of a bachelor’s degree program in social work. Our interns come from New England and New York universities and colleges. Our interns have attended MSW programs at Columbia, NYU, Fordham University, Springfield College, Smith College, University of Saint Joseph, and UConn among others.

Referrals come to The Village from the schools of social work between January 1 and June 1 for internships that start in September and run to early May.


  • First or second year students in MSW programs OR senior year BSW students
  • Must have experience (volunteer or work) with families and children
  • Must be referred by the school of social work
  • Must be interviewed by the director of social work interns
  • Determination of acceptance is based upon the availability of supervision in the student’s area of interest, prior experience, and learning needs.

The Village is a multi-service agency

  • Outpatient mental health services for children, families and adults
  • Day treatment programs for children
  • Residential programs
  • School-based Family Resource Centers
  • Community outreach clinics
  • Adoption program
  • Therapeutic foster care program
  • Planning, performance & accountability department
  • Collaborative programs with other agencies

Population Served

  • Ethnically and culturally diverse clientele
  • Residents of the City of Hartford and suburbs
  • Children from birth, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems

Supervision and Training

  • Individual and group supervision by licensed social workers (LCSW) for all clinical work
  • Supervision by MSWs for interns concentrating on administration and community organization
  • Videotaping
  • Seminar series and agency-sponsored workshops

Diverse Experiences

  • Short and long-term therapy
  • Individual, family and group work
  • Community-based programs
  • Multidisciplinary, multicultural teams
  • Research or program evaluation

For more information, please contact:

Catherine G. Corto-Mergins, LCSW
Director, Training/Collaborative Trauma Center
860-236-4511 x 3754

The Village is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.