Boston GEM Consortium
A Unique Internship Opportunity in Gerontological Social Work
The Boston Geriatric Education Model (GEM) Consortium is an innovative rotation-model practicum program for MSW students. Now in its seventh year, the Boston GEM Consortium is based on a collaborative partnership between the Boston University School of Social Work and eleven health and social service organizations serving low-income neighborhoods in Boston. Participating students receive stipends of $5,000 for the year. The Boston GEM Consortium is one of 35 other social work education programs participating in the Practicum Partnership Program (PPP), a national initiative funded by The John A. Hartford foundation to educate over 1,000 social workers in aging over the next eight years. The Boston GEM Consortium has been supported by grants from the New York Academy of Medicine, The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Retirement Research Foundation, and Boston University School of Social Work.