Beyond the Classroom
You will have access to numerous opportunities to get real life, hands-on experience that will benefit you in the classroom, in the field and in your career.
Beyond the Classroom Opportunities
In your internship, you will gain rich learning experiences as you are immersed in a full-time placement that fits your needs and interests, providing you with the confidence, skills, and perspective you need to succeed.
Community Learning Lab
Apply classroom learning to real life situations and become more marketable as you begin professional networking as an active member of the community. Meanwhile the community benefits as students help fill the needs of local organizations and agencies.
Students have the invaluable opportunity to work directly with faculty members on targeted project teams in their areas of research as well as opportunities with our affiliated research centers.
The Illinois campus has more than 1,600 registered student organizations to choose from. The SSW has two registered student organizations: The Bachelor Social Work Association (BSWA) for undergrads and the Graduate Social Work Association (GSWA) for graduate students. There is something for everyone.
Studying abroad can be one of the most impactful experiences of your college career and Illinois offers more than 300 study abroad programs. The School of Social Work Field Education office offers international field placement options in Cape Town, South Africa.