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About the fellowship

The Social Work Fellowship Program at Boston Children's Hospital is committed to offering advanced training for clinical social workers.

Fellowship info

  • Post-graduate fellowships are offered in various areas of the hospital.
  • Positions are part-time or full-time depending on the particular fellowship.
  • All fellowships carry a stipend and allow vacation time.
  • Most fellowships offer benefits at additional cost.


Fellowship applicants must have an MSW from an accredited school of social work and must obtain a Massachusetts social work license before beginning the fellowship.

Fellowship Deadlines for 2014-2015

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due no later than Friday, February 28, 2014

LEND Deadline: Spring 2014. See description for details.

The Fellowship Application Process

Application Materials:

  • Fellowship Application Form (for Word 2003, click here)
  • Resume
  • Graduate school transcript
  • 3-5 professional letters of reference
  • Two page discussion of your professional history and goals

Method of Submission

  • All materials must be submitted together as a single PDF file
  • Application PDF's should be sent to:
  • Application PDF files should be named according to the following convention: LastName.FirstName.PreferredFellowship

What you can expect once your application has been submitted

Once you send your emailed materials
You will receive an email confirmation that your documents were submitted successfully. Please do not submit your application until it is complete. 

Once the deadline passes
Allow approximately four to six weeks post deadline to hear anything from us. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified either by email or phone so please be sure to put accurate information on your application. You will receive final notification by electronic mail. 

If you are selected for an interview
Finalists are invited to come to Boston Children's Hospital to interview with Fellowship faculty. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by the department for which you applied. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to speak with social workers and other staff who are involved in that Fellowship. You will also have the opportunity to see the site location where you would be placed.

If you are selected as a fellow
You will receive a phone call with the invitation to become a Social Work Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. Once you accept, you will receive an official letter. 

If your application is not selected for an interview
If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by email. This may take up to two months. If you need information before you have heard from us (for instance, if you are offered another fellowship) please email us at We will try to give you some indication of where you stand in the application process.

Contact us

For more information on the Social Work Fellowship Program, please email us at