Social Work Practicum is a signature pedagogy of social work. It allows for application of theoretical knowledge in social work practice situations. The unique nature of social work allows for a comprehensive view of presenting individual or societal challenges. Case management, crisis intervention, social advocacy and policy work are all integral parts of social work practice.
Field Placement Process
|Complete the Placement Planning Form (located in acceptance packet)
|Create or update resume. For assistance if needed: Hunter’s Writing center
|Within one week of accepting enrollment submit Planning Form and resume to the link located in the placement form
|Assistant Director (AD) reviews student forms, connects students with potential internship site (one at a time)
|AD meets with students, reviews process of placement, assists with interview preparation and direct agency follow up
|Students continue to follow up with AD until placement; Advisors connect with student the beginning of field practicum
Note: Some practicum agencies may request additional information, such as a medical clearance (usually for hospital settings), or background checks (usually for school settings). SSSW does not cover this potential additional cost.
|In January of the first year, submit Second Year Planning Form and updated resume by date requested on form
|AD connects student with potential internship site (one at a time)
|Process as in year 1: agency connects directly with student to interview; Student continues to follow up with AD until placement is finalized
One Year Residency Students (OYR)