How do I prepare for an interview for a Forensic Social Work Intern position at Lawyers for Children?

How do I prepare for an interview for a Forensic Social Work Intern position at Lawyers for Children?
2018-11-01T14:02:08Z 2
2018-11-01T14:02:08Z

Former Forensic Social Work Intern at Lawyers for Children

almost 2 years ago
As with any interview, make sure you come prepared to talk about yourself, about the internship you want, and about any questions you have about the internship!

(1) You know yourself better than anyone! Think about your work/volunteer experiences and think about how you can most succinctly summarize those experiences and the lessons you learned from them. Think about and do the same for your interests, passions, and what you'd hope to learn/experience in an internship with Lawyers for Children!

(2) To that end, do a little research on LFC - what do they do? What do the attorneys and social workers at LFC hope to accomplish? This doesn't mean you'll have to know everything about LFC or about foster care, family court, social work, legal advocacy, etc. But go into the interview with an understanding of the type of work LFC does and the mission it works towards!

(3) Through the process of your preliminary research, you'll probably come up with a couple questions about the organization. Have them ready for your interview and ask away!

(4) You'll do great! Yay!
2018-11-01T14:02:08Z

Former Forensic Social Work Intern at Lawyers for Children

almost 2 years ago
It is important to know Lawyers for Children's areas of focus - they have specific project areas listed on their website. Interviewees should be able to talk about what specific areas of social work they are interested in, as well as areas they have experience in.
Additionally, there is a strong emphasis on teamwork, as interns work with other interns, law students, and professionals. Interviewees should be able to talk about their teamwork experiences in school and give examples of how they overcame a disagreement.
Overall, the interview was pretty straightforward and the staff is very friendly! Students should be able to fall back on their school knowledge, as well as volunteer experiences to answer some situational questions.
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