As part of the social work program, students complete a social work internship, which is also called field instruction.
During the internship, students receive hands-on experience in a social service agency while under the supervision of a social worker. The goal of the internship is to provide students with the opportunity to practice the Social Work content taught in the class while receiving constructive feedback from their Social Work supervisor. Students are also enrolled in a seminar class while in internship to receive additional support. The internship is a total of 420 hours, which can be completed in one or two semesters. Students can begin their internship after successfully completing 9 of the Social Work courses, elective coursework, and a field contract that is approved by the program field director.
SWK 450 (Complete after the first 210 hours)
SWK 460 (Complete after finishing 420 hours)
For additional information please contact:
Rebeca E. Davila, A.M., L.Ac.
Field Director & Associate Professor