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Fieldwork

Internships are a vital part of both the BSW and MSW programs at Bridgewater State University. Based on their individual learning goals, students are matched with a partner agency in fields that include mental health, child welfare, family services, education, aging, forensics, medical social work, behavioral health, and substance use and dependency services. Student interns enroll in a weekly seminar with a field liaison to integrate academic components with their internship experience. All internships are closely monitored by field staff and faculty from the School of Social Work and supervisors in the field placement. Through their internship experiences, students learn how to apply the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics to all aspects of professional practice. Please note, it is expected that all students are prepared to complete field hours during weekday daytime hours. This range is typically Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., depending on the hours the agency identifies supports the internship opportunity. Place of employment applications are welcomed to be submitted for consideration.