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Family & Student Support Services Internship Program

Prospective Interns

All SAISD Social Workers are professionally qualified to supervise social work student interns.

We welcome interns from Bachelor and Master level social work programs. SAISD has
previously welcomed interns from the following universities:

  1. Our Lady of the Lake University
  2. University of Texas, San Antonio
  3. Texas State University
  4. University of Texas, Austin
  5. University of Louisville
  6. University of Iowa

See Placement Options for more information.

If you are interested in a social work internship with SAISD, please notify your university and

M. Estella Garza, Senior Coordinator
Family & Student Support Services
1700 Tampico, Ste. 111
San Antonio, TX 78207
210-554-2635 ext.54043
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Internship Placement Options in SAISD

SAISD aims to place interns in areas pertaining to their interests. The following placement
options are available:

  • Campus Based Services: Campus based School Social Workers work with students
    enrolled at the campus. Social workers are involved with students one on one, with parents
    in support of their child’s attendance and well-being. Because these School Social Workers
    are based in the campus, they are involved in a variety of campus based activities i.e. parent
    education, coordinate mentors, etc.
  • Feeder Pattern Services: Seven School Social Workers have been hired to support the
    greater district with supportive services. Each School Social Worker works within a feeder
    pattern of schools based on the seven traditional high schools. Services provided are
    coordinated with other School Social Workers framing a comprehensive approach to the
    delivery of services.
  • Fostering Connections: SAISD is working with the Department of Family and Protective
    Services (DFPS) and the Judiciary System in support of children placed in the foster care
    system. A School Social Worker has been hired to provide services supporting the removal of
    educational challenges for this population of students. Services are available district wide.
    1700 Tampico, Ste. 111, 78207
  • Early Childhood Education: Mental health and family services are provided together
    with key community resources/agencies to ensure comprehensive family services to all Head
    Start participants as per the Head Start law. Services are provided to enhance the student’s
    early childhood education in preparation for Kindergarten. 643 Holmgreen, 78220
  • Juvenile Detention: A School Social Worker works with students who are incarcerated
    with the intent of their successful return to their home school supporting student academic
    success. 600 Mission Rd., 78210
  • McKinney-Vento: The program’s mission is to ensure that all students who are in
    homeless situations are given the opportunity to enroll, attend and succeed in school by
    removing barriers. The staff ensures that The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act is
    incorporated in all district policies, procedures and everyday practices. 1700 Tampico,
    Ste. 111, 78207
  • Special Education: Special Education - Parent Support Programs staff help to advocate
    and promote social services that will increase the educational opportunities for all children.
    Services include: parent trainings, referral services, case management, and community
    collaboration. 439 Arbor Place, 78207
  • Teen Parenting Program: The Teen Parenting Program provides support services to
    teen parents to enable pregnant and/or parenting students (male or female) to stay in
    school, graduate, and learn parenting skills. 623 S Pecos, 78207
  • Family & Student Support Services: As administrative offices for School Social Work
    in SAISD, this office supports all students indirectly by: providing professional support
    across programs; coordinating community outreach supporting the various programs;
    recruitment of social work interns from the various universities, and supporting campus
    personnel. 1700 Tampico, Ste. 111, 78207