Social Work Internships
Field instruction is a vital component of the bachelor’s in social work program at the University of South Alabama. It is in the field that academic knowledge, values, ethics and skills are integrated with real world experience in a planned way to produce competent social workers. South’s field instruction program is truly a partnership that includes the University, social work faculty, agency and community social workers who provide collaborative learning experiences for social work students that prepares students as professional social workers. Click here to view a list of field agency partners.
Questions? Contact Laurie Haas, Field Coordinator of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Work Field Placement
Field instruction is designed as a one semester block placement of 436 clock hours and is required of all Bachelor of Social Work students. This translates to 30-32 hours per week during the semester. The student is normally in the final semester of coursework prior to graduation and is concurrently enrolled in SW 412 Field Instruction and a three credit capstone Senior Seminar (SW 414). Senior Seminar assists the students with integration of classroom and field content. The field instruction placement is designed to provide a direct experience within a social agency in which students apply the knowledge, values and skills they have learned in a real world setting.