Fieldwork and Internships

You will integrate theory and hands-on skills through a minimum of 400 hours of fieldwork at human and social services organizations in the Philadelphia region under the guidance of a professional social worker.

Fieldwork placements occur over two semesters. During your fieldwork experience, you will be guided by BSW faculty members and supported by the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education, which will help you identify placement sites that match your professional goals and interests. More than 500 human service and social justice organizations provide internship and training opportunities for social work students.

Other opportunities include:

  • The Capital Semester program, which provides students with the chance to spend a fall semester in the state capital of Harrisburg in a government-related internship.
  • The Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program, which provides students the opportunity to work within a child welfare agency or organization in Philadelphia or a surrounding county.

Learn more about fieldwork and internships and the Capital Semester program.

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