Professional Opportunities

Advancing your career in social work is the next step after graduation. Whether you are jumping straight into a job or are interested in internship opportunities, we're here to help you begin your search. Beginning a job search can be intimidating. We've compiled a comprehensive list of job search engines geared specifically to careers in social work. Additionally, there are some websites for internship opportunities to help you gain more experience in specific fields.

Job Search

For more tips on how to complete a safe and accurate job search visit the University at Albany's Career Services site. Current Students and Alum, sign up for Handshake UAlbany's new job and internship database for students and alum. 

Consider these key words in searches:

•Executive, director coordinator, manager, supervisor, administrator, public administrator, development director, fundraising
•Human resources, human services, social services, social work, family services, group services
•Social justice, justice, peace and justice, advocacy, lobbying, social policy, policy, policy planning, policy analyst, public administration
•Community planning, community development, development planner, regional planner, community organizer, tenant organizer,
•Communications, media, public relations
•Counseling, health, mental health, behavioral health, psychology, direct services, case management, community mental health worker
•Research, education support services

Job Posting Websites for Social Workers:

Department of Civil Service  —for positions within New York State
Social —Powered by Career Builder —The New Social Worker - The Social Service Job Site  - The NASW Job Link - For local job listings

Community Organizing Job Openings:

Organizers for America
City Limits

International Social Work:

International Federation of Social Workers - Job search for international openings
International Association of Schools of Social Work
United Nations
Peace Corps

Current Openings


Presidential Management Fellows Program - 2 year post graduate fellowship, with rotations throughout federal government
White House Fellows Program - program in leadership and service

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Internships are a great way to gain more experience in a specific area of social work. If you are interested in starting an internship, consider one of these websites to search for openings. *Please note: internships may be not be paid.

Visit NYC.GOV and browse summer internships available in NYC
Visit University at Albany Career Services for local internship opportunities
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