Social Service / Mental Health Field Experience

Your Social Service Mental Health Field Experience course is where you will apply what you’ve learned in your SSMH classes to real-world experiences helping others. Students are responsible for finding and securing their own field site to fulfill 120 hours of field experience. You will find links below to research sites for yourself. It is best to choose a site where you will work with the type of population you want to serve (example: children, veterans, elderly, etc.). It is also required that you have a signed agreement turned into your field experience class by the 5th day of the quarter, or you will be dropped from the course.

Before you look for a site, make sure that your resume is presentable and your interview skills are polished. You are not looking for a job, but field sites will likely treat an internship candidate similar to a job candidate. In addition to bringing a resume, you can also bring our SSMH Field Site Brochure. It outlines what field sites are responsible for as well as student intern responsibilities.

If you are currently working in the field of social services, and want to use your job as your field site, you must compose three learning objectives that involve learning something new or beyond what you usually do at your place of employment.

If you are currently working in the field of social services, and want to use your job as your field site, you must compose three learning objectives that involve learning something new or beyond what you usually do at your place of employment.

Steps to Follow Before SSMH Field Experience Class

  • Resume and Interview Preparation in Job and Career Connections
  • Students must secure a field site on their own. The Job and Career Connections center is a great place to start to seek field locations.
  • Bring an SSMH Field Site Brochure to meet with prospective field site.
  • Social Service/Mental Health Field Experience contract forms must be completed, signed, and turned in by 100% refund deadline:

Other Forms Needed for Field Experience Class

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