Are you an undergraduate student majoring in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related social science fields?   Consider applying to become a County Social Casework Intern today!  This is a flexible internship opportunity lasting six months.  Positions will be available in numerous county government settings, such as children and youth agencies, mental health and intellectual disability offices, Area Agency on Aging offices, and other human service agencies throughout the state, with the exception of Philadelphia County.  You will receive formal on-the-job training and valuable hands-on experience.  Upon completion of the internship, you will be prepared for a full-time social services career working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Gain practical experience in your field, and see first-hand the satisfaction that only a career in public service can bring.  Apply now!

What’s Required? 

  • PA residency is waived for this job title.
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements – Enrollment as a full time student in a bachelor’s degree program in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related behavioral science; and completion of 75 credits, including completion of 15 credits in one of the listed majors.
  • Applicants chosen to participate in this program will be required to complete an Internship Participation Form which includes authorization by the college/university for the student to participate in the program.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Interested?

Go to www.employment.pa.gov.  On the homepage, click on the tab at the top of the page for “Internships” and then search for the County Social Casework Intern posting.  Open the posting to review detailed information related to the posting.  To apply, click the green “Apply” button in the upper right corner of the posting.  If you are a returning user, log in with your user ID and password.  Then complete your application and the required supplemental questions.  New users must create an account before applying.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL EACH TIME A SPECIFIC VACANCY FOR THIS JOB TITLE IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.  YOU MUST APPLY FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. 

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.  YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TO THIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.

Questions?

Contact any State Civil Service Commission Office at the number listed below:

Harrisburg:  (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia:  (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh:  (412) 565-7666
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

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