Research Internship

In addition to your clinical internship, you will be required to complete a research internship. The research internship is a half-day 32-week internship during which you will work closely with your research supervisor to develop and implement the research internship.

You may choose from three options: 

  • Affiliate with an ongoing funded research project relevant to social work. 
  • Collaborate with a Smith College School for Social Work faculty member on the faculty member's existing research project. 
  • Propose a student-generated project to be supervised by a qualified faculty member.

A written proposal of the intended research internship and a written summary and reflection of its outcome are both required components of the successful completion of this requirement. On rare occasions, you may petition for a waiver of the requirement based on prior research experiences.