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Social Work Internship in Romania

Overview
  • Placement locations: Brasov
  • Role: Work alongside a trained psychologist or social worker to help children in need and with the treatment of people with special needs or disabilities.
  • Requirements: Must be enrolled in a social work programme at university or be studying related subjects.
  • Type of placement: Children’s homes, care centres and hospitals
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Projects Abroad social work intern playing games with children in Romania

Romania has come a long way since the challenges it faced in years after the collapse of communism. Although the country is developing quickly, there are still many areas that are dealing with challenging social problems, such as severe poverty in rural areas and poor conditions for many orphans.

Your role as a social work intern will be to assist at homes for abandoned children, day care centres for disabled people, and hospitals. Here you will be able to use your knowledge and training to help provide the care that is desperately needed. A qualified professional will be at your side throughout your internship, who will share their experience and knowledge with you and assist you when necessary.

Your role on a Social Work Internship in Romania

You can use your knowledge and training gained during your studies to help local staff, working on tasks such as:

  • Assisting the staff in foster homes, orphanages or hospitals
  • Spending individual time with children who have special needs such as autism, hyperactivity, hearing and speech loss
  • Talking to teenage mothers who lack social development due to their young age, teaching them to rediscover play and interact with their children
  • Getting children with mental and physical disabilities to interact in class
  • Help develop the overall standards of care by working in collaboration with the local staff

Interns will complete a regular work week from Monday to Friday, working around eight hours a day. This may involve working with more than one institution but the exact work schedule will be discussed with your project supervisor on your first day in Romania.

The project runs all year round and is flexible in terms of start dates. You decide how much time you can spare and we will help you get the most out of it.

What skills or qualifications do I need?

To join the Social Work Internship, you must be in studying towards a social work qualification.

If you are interested in this project but aren’t studying social work or related subjects, take a look at our standard Care projects in Romania.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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