BSW Field Education
Each student will be involved in two field internship experiences. It is typical that one experience occurs in a rural area and the other in an urban setting.
The final decision regarding a student's internship setting rests with a BSW Field Education Coordinator.
The procedures associated with setting up and completing field internships and the expectations and evaluation of these experiences are presented in the BSW Field Manual.
Field Internship Preparation Seminars
In the semesters prior to their first internship, students are required to participate in six field preparation seminars. These seminars review the field internship requirements, aid students in writing resumes and preparing for interviews, and discuss ethics, professionalism, and respectful workplaces. Students who do not complete all six seminars may be delayed in starting their internship.
To Be a Field Instructor
To provide field instruction to a BSW student, social workers must have completed a BSW or an MSW with 2 years post-BSW/MSW social work employment experience.
Orientations for BSW Field Internships
Field Instructor Course
The School of Social Work offers a non-credit field instructor course on-line. Social workers interested in registering for the field instructor course can contact Lisa Muise firstname.lastname@example.org at the School of Social Work.