The purpose of field education is to facilitate integration of
theory with practice and to prepare students to engage in advanced
social work practice.
The field internship takes place in both the foundation year and
the concentration year. Students are expected to complete
internship hours in an agency during normal daytime work hours. All
attempts will be made to arrange internship placements within a
one-hour commute of the student’s location.
In the foundational year, students complete 16 normal daytime
hours a week in their field internship over two semesters in an
agency. The student will complete a total of 512 clock hours of
field education in the foundation year.
In the concentration year, students will complete 16 normal
daytime hours a week in their field internship over two semesters
in an agency. The student will complete 512 total clock hours of
field education in the concentration year.
Students will attend seminars once a week while they are
completing their internship placements. The seminar will facilitate
the process of integrating social work knowledge, skills and
values, and a liberal arts foundation into a set of practice
competencies necessary for the performance of generalist social
work practice in the foundation year and advanced social work
practice in the concentration year.
Learn more about applying for a field internship, field
education requirements, agencies, payment and supervision.
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