Students in field placements work under the supervision of EXPERIENCED SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALS in a variety of settings to practice the integration of theory, research, and practice. Placement settings might include: schools, courts, hospitals, nursing homes, state agencies, emergency shelters, residential programs, mental health organizations, and addiction treatment centers.
Field education is a REQUIRED CRITICAL COMPONENT of each student’s academic program. While other academic disciplines may use the word “internship” to describe this applied learning experience, the social work field experience is very IN-DEPTH AND EXTENSIVE.
At UTCSW, WE MAKE THE CONNECTION FOR YOU! The Field Coordinator for your program will work with you to EXPLORE your practice interests, IDENTIFY and APPROVE prospective placements for you, and FACILITATE your placement interviews.