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Clinical Social Work Internship Program

The Clinical Social Work Internship Program at Arnold Palmer Medical Center provides valuable hands-on experience to second-year students pursuing a master of social work (MSW) or a master of arts (MA) in counseling at one of the following universities:

  • Florida State University
  • Rollins College
  • Stetson University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida

Our interns receive clinical training from the Patient and Family Counseling team at Arnold Palmer Medical Center, working closely with a primary clinical supervisor in one of many medical specialties that include:

  • Acute pediatrics
  • Cardiovascular
  • Critical care pediatrics
  • Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center
  • High-risk obstetric clinic
  • Mother/infant care
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Oncology
  • Renal dialysis

Interns will be challenged to continuously learn and grow as they assume more responsibility and autonomy at Arnold Palmer Medical Center. Interns receive weekly individual and group supervision as well as continuing education opportunities. In addition to their assigned areas, interns have the opportunity to precept with other department clinicians, allowing them to expand the scope of their experience, deepen their clinical skills, and interact with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Interns are valued members of the department. After their time with Orlando Health, they will have gained invaluable skills and a better understanding of the complexities and challenges of a health care clinical social worker.

For more information about the Clinical Social Work Internship Program at Arnold Palmer Medical Center, please email Lilibet Colón, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CEAP at Lilibet.Colon@OrlandoHealth.com or call 321.841.1216.