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 opportunties in evidence-based practice and recovery treatment models include a stipend and are available for advanced year students in the Buffalo and Rochester areas.
Veterans and military families have unique challenges and strengths. The Veterans Health Administration of Western New York stipend-based field placements help MSW students identify their varied needs to provide them with the best possible service.
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.
This unique initiative is open to students interested in the field of child welfare.