Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Publication Source

Human Services Today

Volume

7

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

1-9

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Undergraduate field experiences social service commonly require that students work with clients. This article describes a required undergraduate field placement which focused on the structure and function of social service organizations. The two-semester field placement exposed students to management practices, program development, organization mission, logic models, policies and procedures, budgets, diversity, board roles, and use of technology. Student projects involving activities such as grant-writing, evaluation research, fundraising, developing manuals and marketing were also completed. Based on reports from students, satisfaction with this type of field placement is discussed.

Keywords

Human Services, social services, field placement, internship

Disciplines

Other Mental and Social Health

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