As a critical part of the MSW@Denver curriculum, field internships allow you to put concepts and theories into practice—gaining valuable experience working with clients in professional settings in or near your community.
MSW@Denver field placement specialists can connect you to a vast network of internship opportunities.
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Throughout your internships, you will work hand in hand with trained social workers to hone your own practice. Since social work expands across a variety of disciplines, you can also pursue internships that go beyond traditional clinical practice, if desired.
MSW@Denver students have completed internships in settings such as:
domestic violence clinics
protective services (children)
hospice/older adult care
community mental health agencies
As an online traditional MSW student, you will complete two internships—one foundation internship and one concentration internship. As an online advanced standing MSW student, you will complete one concentration internship.
How Field Placement Works
We are here to support you. Whether you live in Colorado or thousands of miles away, we will help you find a placement in or near your community. We have a national network of partnerships with internship sites that provide clinical and community interventions.
Recent Field Placement Organizations
MSW@Denver students have completed their field education at organizations that are renowned, compliant with CSWE standards and aligned with the GSSW community’s drive to create positive social change.
- Jewish Family Services
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- The ARC
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Lutheran Family Services
- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Our placement team will help you identify a site with meaningful learning activities, regardless of population or setting, so that you may develop skills that can transfer to any social work setting. However, MSW@Denver offers a unique option if you have a special preference or require accommodations for your internship. With the referrals-based track, you may identify a specific site for your internship and submit information about the site to the placement team. Referrals are subject to faculty approval—all internship sites are closely reviewed by faculty to ensure the highest-quality learning experience.
When you submit your referral site, the placement team will:
determine if the site fulfills MSW@Denver placement competencies and requirements
collaborate with the site to obtain paperwork including your resume, qualification form and other needed information as requested by faculty
acquire a signed internship contract to establish partnership and liability coverage
clearly communicate internship logistics, training and requirements to the site
submit placement information for MSW@Denver faculty review
Get Started Today
To learn more about MSW@Denver, request information and an admission counselor will contact you.