Internships set Valpo graduates apart.

Field education is the “signature pedagogy” of social work education. All of our internships are coordinated by the director of field education, who matches student interests with regional agency need. This provides students with not only practical experiences, but also a smooth transition to their first position after college.

Field internships are designed to help students draw upon content from courses in their work. They stand side-by-side with clients to problem solve and brainstorm, discuss professionalism and self-care, and address challenges and personal difficulties. Refining skills, evaluating practice, self examination, and practicing active, adult learning are key parts of the process.