Advanced Standing Forms
Field work courses are usually taken concurrently with academic classes. Advanced Standing students must complete one field work experience that typically span over two semesters. Advanced standing second level students must complete 720 hours at a field work placement and are typically at their site Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, while taking 600 level advanced courses. In some instances, part-time advanced students can elect to do a summer block placement which is an intensive summer emersion, in which a students works full-time at a placement (30-40 hours a week) for three to four months.
Students should make a note of:
- Students must select one of the five MSW specializations and apply for an internship in their area of choice. Students who pick the School Specialization are required to take and pass the ISBE Illinois Basic Skills exam before applying and interviewing for an internship. School internships only begin in the Fall semester.
Students are expected to arrange their schedules in order to accommodate field course requirements. SSW does not reimburse students for transportation costs to/from the field agencies
Credit will not be granted for less than the required hours as stated in the fieldwork manual of the School of Social Work (SSW). In most cases, given the clinical responsibilities of interns, the amount of time in placement will exceed the minimum hours.
Student field placements must be jointly approved by SSW and the field agency. It may not be possible to process field course applications that are received after the application date announced each year.
- SSW maintains an affiliation with many of the agencies, organizations and human services programs within Chicago and the larger metropolitan area. Students have the opportunity to work with clients representing a wide range of socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
- Students in field courses and all other courses must adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics.
- Meet the Field Work Internship Coordinators by viewing their Interactive Presentation of the Field Work process.