Placements with an Enhanced Curricular Focus

Placements with an enhanced curricular focus generally include classroom seminars or networking sessions. Some may also provide stipends or awards.  A selection of these opportunities is highlighted below.

This initiative aims to increase the capacity of social work and other professions to provide team-based and integrated addictions and behavioral health services to underserved populations in Western New York primary care settings.
The Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE) is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their direct practice and leadership skills in gerontology.
Understanding myriad factors affecting mental health is how social workers can better assist impacted individuals and their families. Our internship opportunities in evidence-based practice and recovery treatment models include a stipend and are available for advanced year students in the Buffalo and Rochester areas.
The Veteran and Military Family (VMF) curriculum Focus provides an opportunity for UB social work students interested in working with veterans and/or military family members to receive education and training to better serve this population. The VMF Focus is part of Joining Forces–UB.
Trauma experienced at an early age can have long-lasting and varied effects on children and adolescents. The Core Concepts of Child & Adolescent Trauma (CCCT) program provides training in evidence-based interventions that allow social workers to better address trauma in these populations.
Two unique opportunities exist for MSW students interested in child welfare. The Erie County Child Welfare Leadership Partners project provides a stipend for students committed to leadership in child welfare and willing to work in Erie County DSS after graduation. The Child Welfare Leaders Initiative is a certificate program for students interested in gaining skills in many components of child welfare. 
This unique opportunity is for MSW students interested in learning more about school social work.