$12,000 Social Work Stipends and Loan Forgiveness

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If you have a BSW degree and are looking for advanced standing, or if you hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in earning an MSW, the University of New England School of Social Work has a great opportunity for you: the Rural Interprofessional Clinical Expansion Project (RICE).

We have recently received a training grant to improve access to health care for low-income people in Maine. Now we need 24 of the best, brightest, and most-committed people to prepare for this important work. If accepted, you will be working with Maine’s most medically underserved families, providing them mental and behavioral health services.

Your learning opportunities will be enhanced further by the unique, interprofessional setting, where you will work with doctors, psychologists, and other medical experts to provide your clients with the most holistic care many of them have ever received.

In addition to the $12,000 annual stipend, loan forgiveness for student debt may also be available. If you are interested in a career in clinical social work, do not miss this amazing opportunity.

To be accepted as a RICE recipient, you must:

  • Have a strong commitment to helping high-need, high-demand rural populations
  • Have an interest in interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Be accepted into the UNE School of Social Work, with a clinical concentration
  • Be willing to complete two internships in a partner agency (or one, if you’re already a BSW applicant)
  • Commit to a two-year term of employment with the partner agency after you graduate
  • BSW degree an advantage

To apply:

  • Apply to the UNE School of Social Work
  • Once accepted, complete the RICE application.
  • Provide two letters of reference from health care professionals who work with underserved populations
  • Interview with the RICE Stipend Committee

This unique opportunity is limited to 24 positions, so we strongly urge you to apply as soon as you can.