Jobs and Internships

Interested in Full-Time Employment as a Social Worker?

Catawba County Social Services is an active partner in making living living better for our community. Social Services offers an array of career opportunities. Do you have the desire and ability to work in an innovative, and rewarding environment? If so, click on the jobs link below to view our current openings. We'd love to hear from you!

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Benefits: You will find that Catawba County has one of the best benefits packages around. For more information, click here.

Social Services Internship Program

Apply for internship here

Important Internship information

Spring Semester - Application due: 2nd Friday of September (date can be changed)

Summer Semester - Application due: 2nd Friday of March (date can be changed)

Fall Semester - Application due: 2nd Friday of June (date can be changed)

Applications received past the due dates will not be accepted. If you cannot submit an application during the time required, you are encouraged to apply for the following semester.

Thank you for your interest in the Catawba County Social Services Internship Program. Catawba County Social Services selects and accepts students for educational placement without regard to race/color, creed/religion, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability, genetic information or pregnancy.

Interning with Catawba County Social Services offers individuals the opportunity to

    • Get a realistic glimpse in the daily work of social service professionals
    • Apply classroom knowledge and skills in social service settings
    • Gain new skills, knowledge and work experience in the field of social work

The internship is for the benefit of the student and is not to be used in place of employees. Therefore, the intern will not receive compensation for time spent in the internship. Internship placement is limited and not guaranteed. Placement of students obtaining an Associate degree may not be possible. Catawba County is not currently accepting internships for High School students due to the sensitive nature of the work and confidentiality.

Before beginning your application, please do the following:

    • Make sure you have a current resume.
    • Make sure you have your school’s internship requirements
    • Make sure that your school has a contract with Catawba County Social Services. If you are unsure about the contract, please have your internship liaison contact Brittany Rhyne at
    • Once you have completed your application, send your resume and internship requirements within 48 hours to Lindsay Mitchell at If these documents are not submitted within 48 hours the application will not be considered.

If you have any other questions about the internship application process, please email Lindsay Mitchell at