Center on Race and Social Problems

CRSP Fellows Program

The Center on Race and Social Problems’ (CRSP) Fellows Program is an internship opportunity for University of Pittsburgh Master's of Social Work students at the Homewood Children’s Village.  

The internship offers a structured, hands-on experience of teaching school children aged 5 -11 the skills they need to overcome academic and behavioral challenges.  The program is well established and Fellows work with experienced staff and teachers to develop and enhance training materials, identify potential research projects and make a valuable contribution to struggling local children and their community. 

A modest stipend is provided.  Approximately 8 fellows will be selected and must commit to attending HCV during school hours on a 10 or 20 hour per week schedule during Fall and Spring semesters.

Program Requirements:

  • Master’s Level social work student in good academic standing (either advance standing or second year students preferred);
  • Eligible for all required clearances;
  • Provide an updated resume, work history and personal statement;
  • Prepare and present a retrospective review of your project to interested students, faculty, staff at the end of the academic year.

Application Process:

Complete and submit the application form and attach supporting documents by June 30; after this date, Center staff will review the applications and select candidates for interview. Ideally, the process is complete by August 15.

  • Application form
  • Statement of interest - tailor your statement to your understanding of racial disparity and the role it plays in children's academic success
  • Professional References
  • Resume
  • “MSW” (if you are entering the 2-year program)
  • Or “MSW AS” (if you are entering as an Advanced Standing student)
  • Submit form

 Please contact the Center on Race and Social Problems with your questions (crsp@pitt.edu or 412-624-7382)