The UCCF recruits up to 124 total MSW students from Azusa Pacific University, California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Long Beach, California State University Los Angeles, California State University Northridge, the University of California Los Angeles, and University of Southern California who become interns for LA County DCFS. During each year of their MSW program, each Intern is provided an $18,500 stipend towards tuition and fees committing to a two-year employment contract with DCFS after graduation.


Internship Seminar Series

UCCF interns participate in a series of seminars that included the following topics:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • CSW/CMS Training
  • DCFS Orientation
  • DCFS 101
  • Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Introduction to Domestic Violence
  • Introduction to Emergency Response
  • Introduction to Engaging and Assessing
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • Reporting Laws
  • Trauma Informed Practice