Beyond the Classroom
The classroom is a critical component of an SSW education, as is having the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a social work setting, which takes learning to an even more dynamic level. An integral and required part of the SSW experience, the field education internship is a course that offers students practice experience with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Internships take place in many settings where social workers practice.
Whether you’re in the Charles River, Off-Campus, Worcester Hybrid, or Online Program, field education provides an opportunity to gain essential practice skills, and to make a real impact in people’s lives before you even graduate. SSW is affiliated with over 800 social work organizations and is continually developing more. Placements and practice courses take place concurrently, integrating classroom and field learning. Students typically spend two or three days a week at their internships.