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Field Education

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.

Block Placement Model

The block placement is a unique feature of our BSW and MSW programs – allowing you to focus solely on the internship, after the completion of all of your coursework. With this model, you will take to the internship experience the knowledge and skills you have gained in the classroom and apply them to the real-world hands-on learning in the internship.

Because we understand the importance of the internship experience, we have a dedicated team of Field Education faculty to work with you. The team, comprised of clinical faculty who have practice experience in the field of social work, will guide you throughout the internship process. A faculty liaison will be assigned to you and will assist you in securing an internship placement in an organization appropriate to your learning needs and interests. The liaison will provide support and guidance during the duration of the internship experience.

While in the internship, you will participate in a concurrent, integrative seminar course, taught by 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.

Get in touch with our Field Education Office

Mary Maurer

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

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Sherrie Faulkner

Director of BSW Field Education, Clinical Associate Professor

Hellen McDonald

Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education

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Christine Escobar-Sawicki

Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education

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Julie Muñoz-Nájar

Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

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Kimberly Rice

Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education Office

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Debra L. Clapper

Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

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Lindsey Trout

Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

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