Contact Info

          Social Work Department
          Hendricks Hall, Room G49
          235 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2013

          Professor Natalie Montero, MSW
          MSW Field Coordinator
          Office: Hendricks Hall, Room G34
          Phone: (814) 732-1707
          Email: nmontero@edinboro.edu

          Laurie Cracolici
          Assistant Internship Coordinator
          Office: Wiley 112
          Phone: (814) 732-1343
          Email: lcracolici@edinboro.edu

          MSW Internship Education



          Internship education is the signature pedagogy for the social work profession and is required for completion of the MSW program.

          For successful completion of the Master of Social work (MSW) degree, students will complete either one or two internship placements, depending on the program in which they are enrolled. Internship placements in the MSW Program are conducted concurrently with academic classes in order for students to incorporate their academic learning in the internship.

          MSW Student Handbook

          MSW Internship Manual (under construction)

          Current Plan of Study

          Social Work License Requirements by State

          Regular Program (Campus-based and Online)

          Students in the Regular Program complete two placements, one in the Foundation Year (first year) and one in the Concentration Year (second year) for a minimum of 900 hours over the course of four semesters.

          Foundation internship placement requires that students are in one agency over the course of both the Fall and Spring semesters where they must complete a minimum of 400 hours. Students are in enrolled in a Field Seminar class each semester, SOWK 622 for the Fall semester and SOWK 623 for Spring semester. Students begin their first internship seminar class (SOWK 622) the first week of the Fall Semester but do not begin their internship placement in the agency until the fourth week of the Fall Semester.

          Concentration internship placement requires that students are also in one agency over the course of both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters. As in the Foundation Year, students are enrolled in two academic classes each semester in addition students are enrolled in a Internship Seminar class each semester, SOWK 722 for the Fall semester and SOWK 723 for the Spring semester.

          Students can refer to the MSW Internship Manual for more information.

          Advanced Standing Program (Campus-based and Online)

          Those students in the Advanced Standing Program (those with an undergraduate degree in Social Work) will complete one placement as most Foundation Year courses are waved for Advanced Standing Students. Advanced Standing Students complete a Concentration Year Placement.

          Concentration internship placement requires that students are also in one agency over the course of both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours over the course of the Fall and Spring Semesters. As in the Foundation Year, students are enrolled in two academic classes each semester in addition students are enrolled in Internship Seminar class each semester, SOWK 722 for the Fall semester and SOWK 723 for the Spring semester.

          Students can refer to the MSW Internship Manual for more information.

          Forms

          Internship Education Admission Documents

          Campus-based:

          Place of Employment

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Clearances:

          Online students may be required to obtain additional clearances or complete additional testing/screening as outlined by their agency.

          Application for Internship Placement 

          Campus-based:

          Campus-based students must pass Pennsylvania Child Abuse and Pennsylvania State Police clearances, as well as a FBI Background Check

          All students should join the social work professional organization, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and must obtain student professional liability insurance.

          All of the above documentation must be provided to the MSW Field Office before students can begin their internship placements.

          Students can refer to the MSW Internship Manual for more information.

          Online:

          Online students are required to locate a potential internship agency in the area in which they live. Students should submit an internship application to the MSW Internship Coordinator, Professor Natalie Montero.  

          Students must also obtain and provide documentation to the MSW Internship Office of any and all screenings (i.e. tuberculosis, drug, etc.) and clearances (FBI, child abuse, etc.), as required by their internship placement agency. If no clearances or screenings are required by the internship placement agency, students must provide documentation from the field placement agency stating that the above information is not required for interns at the internship placement site.

          All students should join the social work professional organization, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and must obtain student professional liability insurance before they can begin their internship placements.

          NASW Information

          Membership

          Assurance Services