University of Utah Health Social Work Internship in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This internship is for candidates who are enrolled in the graduate school of social work, working towards their MSW degree. This position is responsible for the facilitation of clinical work under the supervision of the practicum field instructor. These clinical responsibilities will include patient screening, assessment, treatment/discharge planning and group facilitation. This position will allow for students to practice and perfect their skills that will be required for graduation.

The position is nine months in duration. A total of 600 hours will need to be completed in that time.


  • Complete assigned readings or other assignments.

  • Facilitate a psycho-educational group independently.

  • Co-facilitate therapy groups under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary staff meetings.

  • Complete clinical documentation under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to complete work in a timely fashion, balance training goals with clinical demands.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.

  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality; observe all University of Utah Health Care, State of Utah and Federal privacy requirements.




  • Advanced standing status (2nd year student) or one year of MSW completed.

  • Internship authorization and coursework verification.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Physical Requirements:

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25352

Reg/Temp Temporary

Employment Type Intern (Part Time)

Shift Day

Work Schedule 20 hours per week

Location Name Univ Neuropsychiatric Inst

Patient Care? Yes


State UT


Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.