Contact Patti Aldredge, Program Director
Champlain's Social Work major is focused on getting you into as much fieldwork as possible, so you can apply the knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies to real-life situations. It will provide you with great depth in the skills that will give you the most flexibility in the vast field of social work.
By starting your internships sooner, you'll have time for multiple internships before you graduate, giving you a résumé that will stand out in a field of applicants.
And our interns do stand out. Many Burlington employers have given our students glowing reviews like this one:
"Our experience working with Champlain's Social Work interns has been extraordinary. The students that have been placed with our agency demonstrate sound practice, an investment in the community, and a strong willingness to learn and apply knowledge in the field. Their enthusiasm and preparedness to enter the workforce have made them strong interns and strong employment applicants post-graduation. We have had great success transitioning former Champlain College interns into full-time employment when their internship ends."
—Tammy Santamore, Learning Together Coordinator, Lund Center, Burlington, VT
In your senior year at Champlain, you'll be involved in a year-long internship at a minimum of 420 hours of fieldwork. Internship opportunities include:
You'll gain real-world skills and marketable experience—and you'll be creating lasting change in your community before you even graduate.
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.