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Field Experience and Placements

In addition to the classroom, you’ll complete 2 field experiences to develop your confidence and competence. In your junior year, you’ll do 180 hours to build general social work experience in a multi-service, community based agency serving an ethnically diverse population; in your senior year, 400 hours in a setting tailored to your passions, interests and career goals. These practica will provide an opportunity to network with over 600 alums and other social workers in the community, often obtaining a job immediately after graduation.

These are just a few locations Bethel students have gained practicum experience:

  • St Paul Public School
  • Guild Incorporated
  • Family Alternatives
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Center
  • MN Council of Churches Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Alexandra House
  • Minneapolis Veterans Administration
  • Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
  • Anoka County Probation
  • New Life Crisis Pregnancy Services
  • St. Stephens Housing Services
  • Lakes Juvenile Diversion Program
  • Tubman
  • FamilyWise
  • Eastside Neighborhood Services
  • The Salvation Army
  • CommonBond