Department of Social Work - Field Instruction

Social Work

Field Instruction

Field instruction is an educationally directed program that provides the student with learning opportunities to develop skills for generalist and specialized social work practice.

Internship Guidelines

All students are required to fill out a field application prior to any field placement. All field application materials are available on the Department Marketplace. Please contact the Field Office if you have questions. The Winthrop Department of Social Work follows all federal guidelines for internship placement as outlined by the Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

If you are a working student and are interested in using your place of employment as your Field Site, please contact the Field Office for more information about the specific requirements for employment-based field placements.


All MSW students are required to purchase and use LiveText while enrolled in Field. BSW students are not required to use LiveText.

Field Agencies

If your Agency is interested in becoming a Field Site, please visit the Department Marketplace or contact the Field Office.

If you are a current Agency/Field Instructor and you have concerns about a Student placed with you, please fill out the Agency Report of Field Concerns form and submit to your assigned Winthrop Field Faculty member.

Downloadable Manual

Field Office
803/323-3386 (fax)

Ja'Shaun Blanding, M.S.W
Field Director

Last Updated: 10/4/21