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The Social Work major is focused on getting you participating in as much field work as possible, so you can apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in real-life situations. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in the vast field of Social Work.
Because you'll follow an in-depth curriculum in the Social Work major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified internships beginning your senior year.
PERFORMING A MINIMUM OF 420 HOURS OF FIELDWORK in a yearlong internship. Internship opportunities include: working with emotionally challenged children; helping in substance abuse treatment facilities and assisted living facilities; and working with refugees from eastern Europe, Asia and Africa as they enter into and acculturate into Burlington and the surrounding communities; working in community advocacy agencies; supporting children with emotional behavioral needs; addressing housing insecurities; assisting those with mental illness and addiction issues in Court Diversion processes; supporting young single parents.
Great internships don't just happen. You need to develop valuable skills, create a good résumé, receive expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four of these areas.