Interns Only - Social Work Intern

Social Work Intern

This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

The City of Arlington is offering an internship opportunity in the Community Development and Planning Department – Arlington Housing Authority This department provides housing assistance for low income families.


Arlington Housing Authority provides Section 8 Housing Assistance to low and moderate income households. The Human Services Specialist is responsible for developing, organizing and implementing programs and activities designed to enhance the social development and functioning of assisted clients. The following are core activities in which the student would be involved. FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a collaborative effort between the Arlington Housing Authority, various social service agencies, and members of the Arlington business community. This program provides supportive services to enable participating families to achieve economic independence from government subsidized programs. The Arlington Self-Sufficiency Program assists participants in acquiring educational opportunities, employment skills and training, personal development, and locating available child care. TEMPORARY HOUSING PROGRAM The Temporary Housing Program provides Arlington homeless shelters with temporary housing for two years in order to assist homeless families in gaining skills and resources that are necessary for them to obtain and maintain permanent housing. This program is operated exclusively from referrals made by participating homeless shelters. Applicants must meet the program selection criteria when applying for the Temporary Housing Program. MANHATTAN PARK LEARNING CENTER The Manhattan Park Learning Center is a collaborative effort between the Arlington Housing Authority, Pebble Creek Apartments, Fort Worth ISD Adult Basic Education Cooperative, and the Department of Human Services to provide adult basic education, improve academic skills, nutritional education, educational workshops, basic computer training, life skills training, and a site for health screening and immunizations. STUDENT ACTIVITIES Work with individuals and families to asses needs and coordination of client services. Develop and maintain appropriate client files and ongoing case documentation. Identify and provide outreach to various community resources. Learn about the Federal Housing Assistance process. Students need to be self-motivated and flexible with a basic understanding of social work intervention. They will need to be understanding and open to considering cultural and socio-economic client variables. Some experience in social services would be helpful. Agency will screen potential interns for past criminal offense and/or substance abuse.


Applicant must be a Bachelor or Master level social work student.

Additional Information:

Placement will be at the Arlington Housing Authority - 501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20,

Arlington, Texas 76011


Available placement time will be:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Julie Hall, Housing Coordinator

Phone:  817-276-6711



How to Apply:

Please apply online at and select internships. Please notify the above contact person once you’ve completed the application.

If you need assistance with completing the application, please reach out to Human Resources at 817-459-6869.