BSW Field Education
Field education experiences offer supportive and demanding opportunities to develop a social work identity and to forge the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to practice generalist social work.
During BSW field education experiences students learn how to practice generalist social work under the direct supervision of a field instructor at a School approved field agency. This “hands on” internship, which is a course, allows students to experience, integrate and practice classroom learning with actual clients, community organizations, and agency programs.
Students intern at the same field agency for both fall and spring semesters on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for a minimum of 280 clock hours per semester. Concurrent with the field agency internship, students participate weekly in a field integrative practicum. The seminar instructor, who is also the faculty field liaison to the agency and field instructor, monitors student progress in the internship through two on-site evaluations per semester with the student and the agency field instructor.
Eligibility to enter BSW Field Education is determined by acceptance into the BSW Professional Program. Students must make a separate application for placement at a School approved agency. The BSW Field Education Coordinator places students in agencies. That process, along with other information, is outlined during a field education orientation in early spring semester. Additionally, students participate in a field education preparation workshop held a few days prior to the start of fall semester.
For further information please contact Zoe Johnson, PhD, at (706) 542-5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**This form is intended for students who have completed the BSW field education orientation during the spring semester.
- Login to the Field Application website: field.ssw.uga.edu
- Fill out your personal profile information.
- Fill out your application. You may click “Save Changes” and edit your application later.
- When you have completed your application, click “Submit.” Be careful; once your application has been submitted you can no longer edit it.
Field Education and interning are first time experiences for all BSW seniors. Thus students do not know what to expect during field education or how best to navigate or address. The FAQs provided in the BSW Field Manual are designed to provide students with some navigational tools as they grow and develop their professional selves in field education.
Please review the information in the BSW Manual under Field Issues, Concerns and Resources: Student FAQs and Field Instructor’s Replies, and contact Dr. Zoe Johnson at email@example.com if you have questions or specific suggestions for additions.