Social work

LA County DCFS Stipend Program (formerly called UCCF)

DCFS Title IV-E MSW Internship Program

Designed to prepare students for careers in public child welfare. The field placement is located in the Palmdale and Lancaster DCFS office. 

The stipend of $18,500 per field placement year, paid in the form of monthly stipend checks (September to May), is available to students in our MSW programs and requires a two calendar year work back commitment in LA County DCFS following graduation.  The first year field placement is at a Title IV-E community based organization working with at risk families.  Second year placement is with DCFS.

Students must take a required child welfare elective and there may be other requirements.

As with all stipends, there will be a competitive application process and availability is dependent on funding and agency availability. Students should also be prepared with other financial aid plans should they not be selected.  Also, the award of some stipends may change the amount of financial aid a student is eligible for. 

More information will be emailed or presented to admitted students as it becomes relevant.


LA County DCFS Stipend Program Information Sheet (.pdf)