Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project

Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project
The Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project is an educational program that provides advanced training to select students in the final year of the Master of Social Work program who are committed to a career in child welfare.


  1. Traineeships are available only to Jane Addams College of Social Work students enrolled in the Child and Family Specialization. Applications will be accepted from first-year full-time and second-year part-time MSW students and advanced standing students who will begin their final specialization year in the fall.
  2. Applicants must be in academic good standing.
  3. Applicants must plan to enroll in the Child and Family Specialization for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  4. Applicants must possess a commitment to a career in child welfare.

Application Requirements
Download, fill out, and submit the appropriate application and supporting materials

  1. One of the following applications: 
  2. Personal statement based on this questionnaire
  3. Comprehensive resume
  4. Copy of transcript(s)
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Application Deadline
Applications are due by February 8, 2019 for current students; May 31, 2019 for advanced standing students.

Program Requirements
Students will participate in an educational program that increases their knowledge and skills in core child welfare competencies and prepares them for effective practice in child welfare settings. The educational program includes a focus on priority areas of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS): systems of care, trauma-informed practice, building protective factors, and addressing the over-representation of children of color. Requirements include:

  1. Course work
  2. Specialized field placement
  3. Access to a car

Program Benefits

Completion of this traineeship will prepare you to successfully pass the Illinois Child Welfare Licensing Exam (CWEL), the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) exam, the Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP), and Placement Specialty Exam.

Submit applications and direct questions to:
Faith Johnson Bonecutter, MSW, LCSW
Associate Dean
JACSW, Office: 4329
Phone: 312/996-3034
E-mail: faithjb@uic.edu

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