NASW Welcomes Student Members!

Did you know you can join NASW as a student? It's a great way to get involved with your professional association, network, and learn.


To learn more about NASW and why you should join, download this presentation.

To see Student Benefits, visit this link.

To join NASW at the national and state level, visit this link.

The MyNASW Student Community can be a lively resource for your student members and an easy way to give your students access to resources and a network of helpful seasoned social workers.  It’s a valuable addition to the support you offer students locally, and it’s FREE!

Schools of Social Work in Virginia


To be a social worker, one must have a degree in social work from a college or university program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). Graduate degrees include the Master of Social Work (MSW) and the Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) or PhD. An MSW is required to provide therapy. For information about accredited schools of social work, contact the Council on Social Work Education at 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA22314, 703-683-8080,

For a current list of accredited programs (searchable by state, level, and concentration), click here.

NASW Virginia offers a student ambassador opportunity for each school year. Applications are currently closed, check back frequently for more student opportunities, including internship and volunteer opportunities.