Petitions for Current Student
A current student who would like to intern at their place of employment must complete a petition to request to intern with that agency. The employer must also adhere to the SJSU guidelines and policies. It is important to note that the employee’s paid role must be separate from the internship role. The Field Office cannot guarantee approval in advance because of different variables that may exist. In addition, there is not a guarantee that your agency will be approved. We also encourage students to consider two different placements each year as this is the only opportunity to be a MSW student and gain valuable social work experience in this process.
Current Second Year Field Education and BASW Students
The petition application period has passed as of 4/3/2023 and The Field Education Office will not be accepting any new petition requests from Second Year Field Education Students and BASW students entering their final year. Petition applications are now closed for these students.
Current First Year Field Education Students and First Year Field Education/Second year Part-time Program Students
If you plan on completing a petition to request to intern at your place of employment, please complete the document and submit with all required documents no later than July 5th. Late petitions will not be accepted. Please remember that if approved, you can only intern at your place of employment for one of your two years in the MSW program. The petition application period has passed. The Field Education Office will not be accepting any new petition requests .
Petition to Intern 2nd year at same Field Education Site as First Year
Fall 2022-Spring 2023 is the last year the Field Education Office is accepting petitions for returning to the same field education site as the student had in their first year. This option will be obsolete and will not continue. The petition application period has passed as of 4/3/2023 and The Field Education Office will not be accepting any new petition requests. Petition applications are now closed.