Can I do my field placement where I work?

September 7, 2022

For students employed with human service agencies, it may be possible to complete all or part of your internship requirements at your place of employment. The Council on Social Work Education recognizes and permits the use of such field placements so long as the educational integrity of the field practicum is preserved. A work-based internship requires a written plan that specifies the differences between the student’s responsibilities and tasks as an employee and the new responsibilities and tasks as a student and a different person as a field instructor than the employee supervisor to assure the integrity of the educational purpose of the placement.