Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Practical experience is built into the MSW social work curriculum, which is called "Field Work." All field work experiences are credit-bearing internship experiences. These experiences offers students an opportunity to integrate and apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting and prepares them for the responsibility of beginning professional practice. 

In order to receive credit for field work experiences, students must work with an Internship Coordinator to complete an internship placement and referral process. To start this process, student must submit a formal application to apply for field work with the School of Social Work Internship Placement and Student Services Office. All applications have deadlines and require collaboration and communication between the student and the respective internship coordinator to secure a placement. It is the policy of the School of Social Work that all referrals of students to field placement sites must be made by internship coordinators in the field office. Students may provide a suggestion about a field site, but may not pursue a placement on their own. Field placements independently obtained will not be approved.

Click here for information about field work deadlines. Click here to access the field work forms page, which includes field work applications.

Information on field work for the specific degree programs can be found at the following links:

Below are links for Agencies and Field Instructors