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Office of Field Education

How to Apply for Field

When to Apply

You must apply for field study the semester before you want to begin your field placement. You may enter field in the fall, spring, or summer. To enter field in the fall, you need to apply through E-intern.com when the application process is open in June and July. To enter field in the spring, you need to apply through E-intern.com when the application process is open September through early November. To enter Field in the summer, you need to apply through E-intern.com when the application process is open from February through April. To know the exact dates of application, you will need to check the SSW calendar.

How to Apply

We will host question and answer sessions each semester. Watch your email for these meetings.

  • Meet with your Advisor.
  • Complete the application for field study on e-intern.
  • Purchase professional liability insurance, and submit the “Certification of Insurance” to the Field Office. Your application will not be considered "complete" until the Field Office receives this certificate.
  • Enroll in the appropriate course.
  • Receive, via email, contact information for your matched agency.
  • Call the contact person at the agency to arrange an interview.
  • Meet your interview as scheduled.
  • The agency will/or will not accept you. You will receive notice by email.
  • If accepted, you will respond by accepting the placement via email.
  • If not accepted, you will notify the field office to receive another match.

E-Intern

E-intern is a robust online system that assists field staff to match you with an agency for your field experience. E-intern includes student information/application, agency and field instructor information/application, online evaluation forms for students, field instructors, field liaisons, and more.