Contact Info

          Social Work Department
          Hendricks Hall, Room G49
          235 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2013

          Dr. Elaine Rinfrette
          Department Chair
          Office: Hendricks Hall, Room G49
          Phone: (814) 732-1580

          Dr. Christine Rine, PhD
          MSW Program Head
          Phone: (814) 732-2013

          Jobs / Internships

          Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as the many fantastic internship opportunities available to Social Work Department students and notable career achievements of alumni continue to prove.


          Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.

          Providing excellent internship and field experience opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro Social Work students have interned at Erie Family Center, GECAC Drug and Alcohol and Area Agency on Aging, Mental Health Association, Center for Family Services, Hispanic American Council, Sarah Reed Children’s Center and Retirement Center, Erie City School District, Millcreek Community Hospital, Crawford County Hospice Brighter Horizons Behavioral Health, Youth Advocate Program and many other locations. View our database of agencies that we have current Affiliation Agreements with.

          The Social Work Department provides valuable resources by building new community partnerships and further cultivating those that exist. Among these are our collaborations with George Junior Republic, one of the country’s largest, private, nonprofit residential treatment communities for at-risk youth; and our partnership in Hawaii where we address the training needs of Bachelor level practitioners who have reached out to our department for consultation and curriculum support. 

          Students who are interested in internship experiences will learn about the opportunities available to them as they progress through the Social Work program. However, if students are interested in pursuing a different or additional experience, they are encouraged to contact the Social Work Department internship coordinators for more information.

          Social Work Department Internship Coordinators:

          Natalie Montero, MSW
          MSW Internship Coordinator
          Office: Hendricks Hall, G34
          Phone: (814) 732-1707

          Dr. Margaret Smith
          BSW Internship Coordinator
          Office: Hendricks Hall, G42
          Phone: (814) 732-1747


          Medical professionals, social workers, counselors, therapists and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University, and so can you.

          The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.

          Alumni from the Department of Social Work have gone on to succeed in rewarding careers in their field of study. Graduates find employment in a variety of settings working with the elderly, children, people with mentally illnesses, people with intellectual disabilities, adult and juvenile offenders, and persons with disabilities. Graduates work in schools, institutions for dependent populations, group homes, mental health centers, hospitals, child welfare agencies, nursing homes, community centers and many other human service organizations.