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First Level Social Work Intern

Roycemore School seeks a first-level social work intern for the 2023-2024 school year. Now in its 106th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore is proudly the most diverse private high school in Illinois; The role of the social work intern is to work in collaboration with the full-time social worker to enable students to achieve their fullest potential academically by assisting students to develop coping skills, increase self-esteem, improve interactive skills, and facilitate environmental changes that will enable successful functioning within the learning setting. Please note: This is an unpaid, academic credit internship.

Roycemore School Mission

Roycemore: Our diverse and intimate community, rooted in academic excellence, inspires students to discover their passions, think without limits, find their voice, and live courageously.

Roycemore’s Vision

Launching responsible citizens, innovative thinkers, and compassionate leaders.

Essential Functions

  • In collaboration with full-time social worker, work with the Head of School and Division Heads on restorative justice and SEL topics to support teachers and students
  • Advise and coach teachers and staff in regard to each child’s individual therapeutic needs, the psychosocial curriculum, and psychosocial clinical best practices; collaborate with other clinicians on students’ teams to determine the best approach for each student
  • Attend student “team meetings” about student needs/ topics of mental health/ developmental transitions
  • Identify and implement age and need-appropriate mental health services including classroom lessons, small group interventions, individual counseling, and behavior coaching
  • Observe students with diverse learning/ emotional/ behavioral needs to help with identifying accommodations and interventions in the classroom
  • Work in coordination with school personnel and parents to develop appropriate programming for students
  • Connect students and their families with outside community and educational resources, as needed
  • Meet weekly with full-time school social worker for supervision and collaboration


Important Note: Roycemore is a private Pre-K-12 institution. Roycemore may not qualify for second-level interns pursuing the School Social Work track. Please connect with your university in regard to qualifications for the PEL.

  • Candidate must be enrolled in a Master’s program from an accredited learning institution and eligible for internship.
  • Previous experience working in school settings desired, especially with adolescents
  • Ability to assess, evaluate, and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, be organized, and be flexible with ever-changing priorities and/ or situations
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality 
  • Demonstrated ability to interface, collaborate and communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators 
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
  • Experience with Google Workspace (preferred)
  • Able to use basic office equipment

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a very busy and involved environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold


Roycemore is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume to:

Samantha Cossen, MSW

School Social Worker

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