Community agencies work in partnership with the UWF Department of Social Work to provide internship opportunities for our social work students.
The availability of agencies and qualified field supervisors varies each semester. Placement sites include areas that focus on Child Welfare, Corrections, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic Violence / Crisis Intervention, Family Services, Gerontology, Health Care, Housing Services, Mental Health, Military, Public Assistance / Public Welfare, Rehabilitation, Schools, and Substance Abuse. While the Field Education office considers student interests in the placement process, placement decisions are determined by the Field Coordinator in order to provide every student with a rich and unique learning experience.
Interested in working with a social work student intern?
The Field Education Office is always looking for placement sites and qualified supervisors to work with our students. Placement sites generally have a social work degreed staff member to provide supervision and field instruction to our students. Appropriate placement sites that do not have a social work degreed staff member often have qualified task supervisors to assist in the field placement instruction. As an incentive, Field Instructors who provide supervision to our students receive a waiver to take up to 6 credits of college coursework at UWF or another Florida university.
If your agency would be interested in working with the Department of Social Work in hosting a student intern, please click on the following link in order to access our Field Placement Agency Application.
If you have a social work degree from a CSWE accredited program and currently provide field instruction or would be interested in providing field instruction to our students, please click on the following link to access our Field Instructor Application.
If you do not have a social work degree and currently provide task supervision or would be interested in providing supervision to our students, please click on the following link to access our Task Supervisor Application.
The passkey for all of these surveys is: socialwork
If you are interested in more details about our field education program or each level of internship, please download the following key documents used in our field instruction. These documents will provide more insight into our field education program and our learning objectives.
The Social Work Field Manual and the Log of Field Hours are documents used by all of our BSW and MSW interns. The learning contracts are applicable only to the specific internship level indicated.
- Field Instructor Training Powerpoint (PPT)
- Department of Social Work Field Education Manual (PDF)
- Log of Field Hours
- BSW Learning Contract (DOCX)
- Field Site Visit Form (DOCX)
- MSW Learning Contract
If you have any questions about the Department of Social Work Field Education office, please contact our Director of Field Education, Chel Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 474-2941.