The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work welcomes agencies interested in partnering with us as field placement sites. To qualify as a field placement site, agencies must meet the following criteria:

  • A sufficient number and variety of assignments to develop student knowledge and practice skill
  • Experiences with individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities — at least two of these modalities must be available in some depth
  • Ample time for field instruction to permit both individual and group conferences with students
  • An interest in participating in the student’s research
  • Adequate office space, telephone availability, clerical support and travel reimbursement for students
  • Student opportunities for in-service training and access to agency consultants
  • Congruence between the agency’s practice framework and theories taught in the classroom

If you are interested in being considered as a prospective agency, please complete the online New Agency Information - Field Education form. Once the three-page form is completed itwill automatically be sent to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Field Education Department. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you in the future.