Student Center

Student Membership

Wondering why you should join NASW as a student member? Is it worth the investment? 

Student Membership gives you unparalleled access to your future colleagues from across the state and nation. You can connect with them in person at events, join mentoring programs, search our directory of job opportunities, and connect virtually with colleagues from across the nation via the MyNASW online community. As a member of NASW-RI, you will be able to have opportunities to take advantage of career services, build your leadership skills through member groups and committees, and develop relationships that will propel your career. Student Members also receive free social work graduation cords for your special day. 2023 graduates: sign up for your grad cord by March 31, 2023 here! Please note, you must be a BSW or MSW student graduating in 2023 and a member of NASW-RI. If you are not a member, please go to the join link at the top of this page.

Need more of an incentive? When you join as a student, you lock-in a transition rate post-graduation to gradually transition to the full membership rate because we understand the first few years can be financially tricky.

NASW-RI Student Leaders

Join our student engagement committee! Students from Providence College, Rhode Island College, and Salve Regina University Social Work Programs have all come together to work with NASW-RI. Our purpose of this committee is to engage BSW and MSW social work students in defining and structuring meaningful opportunities to address critical clinical and social justice issues. Join this committee so you can be ready to enter the field as a social worker who advocates for and responds to clinical and system issues of importance to our profession and those we serve. Email if you are interested in joining this committee.

NASW-RI Internship Program

NASW-RI is seeking a student intern for the school year of 2022-2023. The chapter would consider either a BSW or MSW student with a macro focus. The student intern will receive a stipend each semester. For more information, please reach out to Angie Almeida, Deputy Director at the email below.

Interns at NASW-RI have the opportunity to work alongside chapter staff and statewide partners, gaining professional experience and networking opportunities. We provide weekly supervision and activities as required by Rhode Islands' school or departments of social work to meet graduation requirements. NASW-RI is committed to building a diverse organization and strongly encourages LGBTQ+ and BIPOC candidates to apply. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:



NASW Press publishes the journal quarterly. Widely read by practitioners, faculty, and students, it is the official professional journal of NASW and is provided to all members as a membership benefit. NASW Press also publishes four specialty journals:

Social Work Advocates

Social Work advocates

Social Work Advocates is the flagship magazine of the NASW. This award-winning publication is our primary communication vehicle for our members as well as social work practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty, and students.

The magazine keeps readers abreast of current events in social work and related fields. It offers in-depth news and features covering developments in social work practice, public policy, U.S. legislation and regulations, social research, and NASW programs and events.