Student Center for Health and Well Being Internship Program

The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is an independent private college based in Duluth, MN with campuses acress the state.  Shaped by the Catholic Benedictine heritage, The College of St. Scholastica provides intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meangful work.

The Student Center for Health and Well-being (SCHAWB)

The Student Center for Health and Well-being (SCHAWB) provides students with services, education, information and support utilizing a wellness model which enhances personal development, physical and emotional well-being, and responsible life choices in a supportive environment.

SCHAWB services include Counseling Services, Student Health Services, WELLU, CLEAN Recovery Program, The Campus Violence Prevention and Intervention Project, and provides supervision to student groups including Storn's Advocates and Active Minds.

Internship Training Philosophy

The Student Center for Health and Well-being at The College of St. Scholastica seeks to train MSW students for professional social work practice in the context of higher educational environments.  SCHAWB emphasizes developmental models of holistic mental health and community based practice.  It is the goal of the Internship Program to train students in the clinical skills of social work practice in higher education, grounded in multi-cultural focus, NASW ethical standards, and a CSWE core social work competencies.

Internship Training Program

The Student Center for Health and Well-being at The College of St. Scholastica is an ideal setting for MSW interns to gain experience working with a broad range of issues including mental health, wellness, and violence intervention and prevention, with the context of social work practice in higher education.  Common presenting issues/practice issues of the practice setting include, but are not limited to:  anxiety, depression, college adjustment, academic concerns, grief and loss, sexual assault or intimate partner violence, stress management, eating disorders, and alcohol use/abuse.

The Internship Program offers four internship positions annually, including one Violence Prevention and Intervention Project Intern (field I), and one WELLU Intern (Field I) and two Counseling Intern (Field II) positions.  Interns complete 450 hours of field experience, in accordance with CSWE and graduate program requirements.  Student Interns of The Student Center for Health and Well-being are required to take Direct Practice Field Elective I - Transional and Development Issues of Early Adulthood in Social Work Practice (or Social Work Practice in Higher Education).