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Current Opening

MSW Macro Intern

The Institute for Health & Recovery is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.

Summary Statement

The Institute for Health and Recovery seeks committed first/second year macro intern for Fall to assist and work with the Mass. FASD State Coordinator.

Supervised by

Enid Watson, MDiv and Norma Finkelstein, LICSW, PhD

Essential Functions

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Initiative Intern will assist the Mass. FASD State Coordinator with the following projects:

  • Statewide FASD Conference: conf. focus and speakers to be determined for this Fall, 2017 conference. Conference registration will be provided elsewhere.
  • Screening for FASD Risk in DPH/BSAS Residential Programs: Four or five programs in the Boston area will be involved in learning about FASD, identifying residential clients at risk of FASD, and adapting SUD treatment, accordingly. This will be done in conjunction with a NIATx component which sites will choose to enhance and institutionalize FASD Risk Screening and Adaptation of Services.
  • Mass. FASD Legislative Commission: this project is not yet finalized, but if undertaken by the Mass. State Legislature, this work will entail providing resources to the Commission
  • Participate in Mass. FASD State Task Force

Macro interns must act in accordance with rules promulgated by the code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and IHR.


  • First year/ second year student interested in macro social work field.
  • Ability to work at the community and systems-level with families impacted by FASD
  • Interested in learning about the community and working with individuals and/ or families from many cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Interested in working with substance use or trauma–related disorder program
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and take initiative
  • Must possess polished, mature communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, highly organized with a fine attention to detail
  • Willingness to submit to a background check
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age

Application Instructions

To apply, forward your resume and cover letter to

MSW Macro Intern
Cambridge, Mass.