What is Social Work Field Education?
“Field education” refers to what is commonly known as internships. Social work students utilize field education to fulfill requirements for their degree programs and to explore areas of practice, which can include schools, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, human service agencies, community mental health, and many more.
In their field placements, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students complete 450 field hours for their degree program. Master of Social Work (MSW) students complete from 675 to 945 field hours, depending on the type of master’s program, such as full-time, advanced standing, or distance.
In your supervised internship, you’ll find valuable learning opportunities at a community agency or organization. Our generalist and advanced generalist field education placements allow students to implement the knowledge and values studied in the classroom, as well as expand practice skills that address foundation and concentration-level practice behaviors and competencies.
Field Education Stipend Programs
The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) Victim Services Internship Program aims to place current students of under-represented populations in nonprofit organizations and government units that provide some level of victim services.