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The Social Work Intern will assist existing school social workers in the Mid-State Special Education Cooperative with caseload management tasks including direct therapy, facilitating groups, completing assessments and participating in the IEP process, supporting instruction within the classroom, developing FBAs and BIPs, and assisting in the enhancement of school climate.  Additional duties may be assigned in accordance with provisions of the Joint Agreement’s policies and requirements.  Supervision and mentoring will be provided by highly experienced SSW’s and/or LCSW’s who stand ready to support and share their expertise with individuals new to the profession.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university in either a Master or Doctoral School Social Work Program
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability and willingness to collaborate with school personnel to promote student learning
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain automotive insurance coverage as required by IL law


This is a paid internship with benefits for either one or two semesters during the 2023-2024 school year with a continued employment opportunity.

Additional Notes

MSSE is a special education joint agreement cooperative serving over 2,000 students in 13 central Illinois school districts in Bond, Christian, Fayette, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties located mid-way between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO.  We are blessed to have a talented and experienced team of school social workers who welcome the opportunity to supervise and mentor those joining their profession not only during the internship year but throughout their career. Long-term opportunities within MSSE are available so intern placements are made with this consideration to assist in familiarity and a smooth transition. 

How to Apply

A letter of application and current resume should be sent to Bobbi Fisher Director, PO Box 46, Morrisonville, IL 62546 bobbi.fisher@midstatespec.org. Please contact Bobbi at 217-526-8121 ext. 244 with questions or for more information go to https://www.midstatespec.org/join-our-team/interns-student-teachers/. Thank you! 

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