Field Education

What truly sets us apart is our Illinois Placement Plan.

The Illinois Placement Plan is a block internship placement, a unique feature of our program. The internship is the cornerstone of social work education, where you will gain rich learning experiences as you are immersed in a full-time internship without the additional burden of concurrent academic courses.

The Field Education Team will work with you throughout the internship process to help place you in an organization appropriate to your learning needs and interests, and provide support and encouragement during the duration of the internship experience.

You will spend a minimum of 32 hours per week in your internship and participate in a concurrent, integrative seminar class under the tutelage of faculty who are specifically devoted to field education. This level of involvement and depth of experience will provide you with the confidence, skills, and perspective you need to succeed.

Mary Maurer

Mary Maurer

Assistant Dean for Field Education, MSW Field Education Director, & Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

Office: 2000

(217) 244-7230

maurer@illinois.edu