Fellowships

The School of Social Work has three fellowship/stipend programs available to students: 

  1. The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care) Fellowship Program
  2. Serving At-risk Youth Fellowship Experience (SAFE-T) Fellowship Program
  3. Preparing Early Intervention Providers for the Opioid Epidemic Training Program

Professionals Ready to Integrate Care (PRI-Care) Fellowship Program

The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care (PRI-Care) Program seeks to increase the number of Master degree graduates who receive training and experience to integrating behavioral health into primary care. The PRI-Care fellows will gain the knowledge and skills needed to qualify them for employment to integrating care in inter-professional settings with vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas.

The four-year program will train 116 students who demonstrate a commitment to work with individuals with a behavioral health disorder in an integrative setting. The students will be drawn from the following programs: Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Counseling (MC), and Master of School Counseling (MSC). 

Selected students will:

  • receive a $10,000 stipends for completing an internship in an integrative care setting.
  • receive specific experience and training in; advanced courses on substance use disorders, evidence-based practice interventions, and inter-professional skills 
  • will complete a collaborative, interdisciplinary PRI-Care Capstone Project on integrative health 
  • receive internship experiences working with families, primary care and inter-professional teams, and people with substance use disorders.
  • receive career and professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in mentorship programs during the fellowship.

Serving At-risk Youth Fellowship Experience (SAFE-T) Fellowship Program

The Serving At-risk Youth Fellowship Program seeks to increase the number of master’s degree graduates who receive training and experience serving at-risk youth and adults with substance use disorders, including in rural and medically underserved areas. The SAFE-T fellows will gain the knowledge and skills needed to qualify them for employment at agencies providing medication treatment for substance use disorders in rural and underserved areas.

The four-year program will train 46 students who demonstrate a commitment to work with individuals and/or their families with a substance use disorder. The students will be drawn from the following programs: Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Counseling (MC), and Nurse Practitioner (NP). 

Selected students will:

  • receive a $10,000 stipend for completing an internship in an integrative care setting.
  • receive specific experience and training in; advanced courses on substance use disorders, integrative skills, child mental health, and inter-professional skills. 
  • will complete a collaborative, interdisciplinary Capstone Project 
  • receive internship experiences working with families, primary care and inter-professional teams, and people with substance use disorders.
  • receive career and professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in mentorship programs during the fellowship.

Preparing Early Intervention Providers for the Opioid Epidemic Training Program

Preparing Early Intervention Providers for the Opioid Epidemic (PEPOpE) is an interdisciplinary training program for master’s level students in the College of Allied Health at the University of Cincinnati studying occupational therapy (OT), social work (SW), and speech-language pathology (SLP). The program will prepare 42 students to be highly effective and highly qualified allied health professionals prepared to meet the needs of children with intra-uterine opioid exposure (IOE) and their families. Students earn a stipend for participation of the program. 

Contact Xan Boone for additional information.