The Child Welfare Title IV-E Career Path is a grant administered by the Utah State Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for students admitted to the University of Utah’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program.
Full in-state tuition payment
For up to 48 BSW core credit hours
During BSW practicum, or internship with DCFS
For fluent speakers of a language other than English that is deemed critical by DCFS (e.g. Spanish)
Title IV-E recipients agree to become employed with DCFS for at least 18 months full-time upon completion of BSW degree requirements at the University of Utah
" I felt more prepared once I was hired "
- Beth A.
" I was hired after my practicum. The experience made me aware of what DCFS did and that I was passionate about the work DCFS does. This job has given me a lot of great experiences and I have learned a lot of skills. "
- Alisha M.
" The amazing opportunities and community connections I was able to make throughout my internship have proven to be incredibly valuable!!! "
How to Apply
To the College of Social Work BSW Program at the University of Utah.
Once accepted to the BSW Program, contact Jennifer Zenger, project administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial applicant screening and next steps.
Bring a copy of your resume, as well as a cover letter that describes your interest in child welfare training, career goals, and any previous experience, to your interview.
• Recipients of the Title IV-E grant must maintain good standing and continuous enrollment in the BSW Program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.
• Interested students should apply for the Child Welfare Title IV-E Career Path as soon as possible upon receiving a letter of acceptance to the University of Utah BSW Program, as applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Available spaces are limited.