Social Work Field Practicum Experience

All Social Work majors participate in a 2-semesters field practicum sequence (SO 450 and SO 451) during their senior year. This is an opportunity for students to truly experience what it is like to be a social worker in the real world.

Building on their liberal arts and social work education at Saint Anselm College, social work majors spend a total of 360 hours (120 hours in fall and 240 in spring) in their field practicum agency over the two semester practicum course sequence. This hands-on, in-depth experiential learning allows students to apply what they have learned and prepare for their next steps after graduation as they move on to jobs or graduate school. Faculty lead seminar discussions with their fellow social work majors provide students with an opportunity to learn and share from each other about the diverse practicum agencies where they are placed.

Sociology Internship Program

The primary objective of the Sociology Internship Program (SO 454 and SO 455) is to provide Junior and Senior sociology majors and non-majors with a supervised, professional and academic experience that will complement their liberal arts training at Saint Anselm College. This internship experience provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply their academic sociological knowledge and skills to their internship setting.

Beginning in the Spring Semester of their Junior year, selected Junior Sociology majors and non-majors have the opportunity to select a one-course (124 hours) internship for non-sociology elective credit. Junior and Senior Sociology Majors and non-majors can also choose to select a two-course internship for non-sociology elective credit. The two-course internship requires the completion of 224 hours or approximately 16 hours a week for a given semester. The one-course internship requires the completion of 112 hours or approximately 8 hours a week for a given semester.