Internships in the department of Social Work gives students the real world experience needed to be competitive in their field of study.

Social Work and LADC Internships

Students who pursue Social Work and LADC licensure take a total of 880 hours in their internship.

  • Students may complete the required social work internship hours and the required LADC internship hours concurrently.
  • Students will be guided during advising sessions to enroll in the social work and addictions internship courses simultaneously.
  • Students will earn all required internship hours for social work licensure and LADC licensure during internship.
InfoSocial Work InternshipLADC InternshipDual Social Work & LADC Internship
Hours480 Hours880 Hours880 Hours
First Semester Internship Course RegistrationSOWK 4970: Social Work Internship (12 Credits)SOWK 4971: Addictions Certificate Internship I (12 Credits)SOWK 4970: Social Work Internship (6 Credits) and SOWK 4971: Addictions Certificate Internship I (6 Credits)
Second Semester Internship Course Registration NoneSOWK 4972: Addictions Certificate Internship II (12 Credits)SOWK 4970: Social Work Internship (6 Credits) and SOWK 4972: Addictions Certificate Internship II (6 Credits)


SOWK Intern and Field Instructor Manual 2022-23 states program goals and objectives and contains valuable information to students and agencies for the completion of the internship including internship forms and job-seeking resources.

Midterm-Final Internship Self Evaluation Tool. Students complete this self-evaluation in conjunction with the evaluation by the field instructor. This tool can be helpful in guiding the discussion around the evaluation process.

Field Instructor Training Modules

Challenges in Supervision (You will be asked for your name and affiliation to view this so the University of Toronto can track who is using the resource.)

This innovative online resource utilizes simulated supervision scenarios, supervisor discussion, suggestions for small group exercises and addresses best practices in supervision. It is appropriate for new and experienced supervisors as it grapples with common but complex issues within the relational context of supervision.

  • Fostering Self-awareness, Reflection and Emotional Regulation
  • Providing Constructive Feedback Effectively
  • Linking Theory and Practice

A special thanks to Portland State University’s Department of Social Work for permission to use these training modules.