NASW-OK Student Interns

NASW-Oklahoma Intern Program Application

Intern with NASW-Oklahoma Chapter

Are you interested in an internship with a focus on legislative advocacy and macro social work? Are you well organized, do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for politics? Do you have experience in organizing events, marketing, and outreach? The NASW-Oklahoma Chapter could provide an excellent internship experience for you! We accept unpaid student internships in the NASW-OK Chapter.

The National Association of Social Workers Oklahoma Chapter (NASW-OK) is a membership organization with a dual mission to: 1) Promote, develop and protect the practice of social workers; and 2) seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy. Our mission is to be experts and leaders in creating and sustaining systemic change through ethical social work practice.

NASW-OK is committed to providing professional support, ethical and legal consultation, career guidance, continuing education, and networking opportunities, and being the voice of the profession through our advocacy efforts to members all across the State of Oklahoma.

Placement Information

NASW-OK is committed to providing a valuable learning experience for each intern placed with the association. This placement provides interns opportunities to be exposed to all aspects of social work administration in a small state office of a larger nation-wide organization.

Interns are critical members of the NASW-OK team and must be willing to commit to being focused on their internship activities during the hours they are in field placement. This is a relaxed and fun, but fast-paced environment where interns need strong critical thinking skills and administrative aptitude. Occasional weekend work would be required and would be counted as internship hours. Interns are expected to internalize the ethics and values of the social work profession and to practice those ethics and values in their interactions with all NASW members and with each individual and organization with whom they interact.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Research bills for the Legislative & Social Policy Committee
  • Monitor progress of NASW-OK priority bills in the Oklahoma legislature
  • Mobilize members on behalf of priority legislation and rules
  • Contact and mobilize members, when necessary, on NASW-OK priority legislation and rules
  • Develop written testimony, position papers, or letters to key legislators on priority legislation as needed
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of NASW-Oklahoma's Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
  • Attend State Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions of interest to NASW-Oklahoma
  • Assist in staffing NASW-OK's committees and Task Forces
  • Call new members and welcome them to NASW
  • Call NASW-OK Transition and Student members
  • Support the NASW-OK Student Ambassador program
  • Speak to social work classes on NASW membership and NASW’s legislative activities
  • Assist in researching funding sources and developing grant proposals for NASW-OK
  • Write articles for the Oklahoma Social Worker newsletter as appropriate
  • Assist in planning for the Annual Conference
  • Assist in implementing NASW-OK’s Continuing Education activities workshops and Regional programs.
  • Coordinate NASW-OK's social media venues
  • Research, develop and promote Fact Sheets on the social work profession
  • Develop, implement, tabulate and analyze NASW-OK's membership surveys
  • Call and email NASW-OK's members prior to their membership renewal date
  • Promote NASW-OK membership among BSW and MSW students
  • Expand and update the student section of the website

Apply if you are interested in:

  • Advocacy and Policy Development
  • Administrative Social Work
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Volunteer Management
  • Membership Management
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Marketing Strategies for a Professional Association
  • Website Development
  • Public and Media Relations
  • Advertising

BSW or MSW Students preferred. Other majors such as Social Welfare, Political Science, and like-minded pre-professionals are welcomed as well.