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.

          Internship placements in the MSW Program are conducted concurrently with academic classes in order for students to incorporate their academic learning in the internship.

          Regular Two Year Program (Hybrid and Online)

          Students in the Regular Two Year 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.

          Advanced Standing One Year Program (Hybrid and Online)

          Students in the Advanced Standing One Year Program complete one placement in the Concentration Year (second year) for a minimum of 500 hours over the course of two semesters.

          Students can refer to the MSW Student Handbook and Field Education Manual for more information.

          MSW Student Handbook and Field Education Manual 

          Current Affiliation Agreements

          Current Plan of Study

          Social Work License Requirements by State 

          Forms

          Field Education Internship Forms can be accessed via Sonia which is the MSW Program’s internship placement platform. All students in either the Regular Two Year Program, the Advanced Standing One Year Program, and those that are enrolled in both the Hybrid and Online program options, are required to locate a potential internship agency in the area in which they live/ can commute. Students should submit an internship application through Sonia.

          Various additional documentation must be provided to the MSW Field Office before students can begin their internship placements.

          Students can refer to the MSW Student Handbook and Field Education Manual for more information.

          Clearances

          Students may be required to obtain clearances or complete additional testing/screening as outlined by their agency and the state in which they reside and/or are completing their Field Education Internship. Those linked below are for Pennsylvania and federal fingerprinting background check. 

          Professional Liability Insurance

          Students are required to obtain professional liability insurance coverage for $1,000,000/$3,000,000. Information regarding liability insurance can be located on the MSW Program’s webpage in the MSW Internship Education area. It should also be noted that Assurance Services who provides such coverage requires NASW membership. However, even with NASW membership fees, this is the most cost effective method for obtaining professional liability insurance. All students must provide proof of professional liability insurance as described through Sonia. 

          NASW Information

          Membership

          Assurance Services