Field Education is the signature pedagogy of the social work program. Field practicum I and II is a year-long, 450-hour internship (225 per semester) where you, under professional supervision, apply learning to a social service setting in order to be fully prepared for beginning level generalist social work practice. The BSW Field Director works collaboratively with you to ensure a fourth year field placement. Planning for field begins in the spring of your third year. We strive to place you in internships that reflect your career aspirations and interests. Previous field placement locations have included:
  • Human Solutions
  • Department of Human Solutions Child Welfare & Self Sufficiency-various offices
  • Mother & Child Education Resource Center
  • Pioneer Special Schools Program, Portland School District
  • The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
  • Portland School District
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center
  • West Women’s and Children’s Center
  • Resolutions Northwest
  • Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
  • Clackamas County Juvenile Department
  • Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

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