The Internship and Fieldwork Programs are designed to allow students to receive academic credit for work experience. This work may be done in any of a variety of agencies or organizations. The internship experience should serve as a transition between the world of the classroom and the world of work. The internship will give students an opportunity to relate their academic study to work situations and will provide more information on which to base a career choice.

Requirements to do an internship or field placement:

  • You must be a Junior or Senior for a CRJU or SOCI internship.
  • You must be a Senior Social Work Major for a SOWK field placement.
  • You must be in good academic standing.
  • You must receive the permission of the instructor before registering.

In order to apply for any of the internships listed below, you must contact the professor teaching the course for permission to add the course. They will grant permission if you fill out the correct paperwork, meet all qualifications, and you are able to find a suitable placement. Please plan ahead. It is best to start working on determining a placement at least half of a semester before you wish to do the internship or placement.


For Social Work Students

Dr. Dale White is the fieldwork director for Social Work. Please contact him for permission to take ANY social work fieldwork courses. Email him at or contact Ms. Penny Alderman at

BSW Field Placement Manual

For Criminal Justice and Sociology Students

Dr. Allison Foley is the internship supervisor/instructor for Sociology and Criminal Justice. Contact her for permission to take a Sociology or Criminal Justice Internship. You can email her at