Field Experience Application Steps
Step 1: Identify your Field Experience start date by contacting Student Success Advising. It is important to know when you are scheduled to begin your field courses. You'll be asked to choose a term start on your field application.
Step 2: Apply for Field in Meditrek.
MSW Students- Meditrek login credentials were sent the first quarter of your enrollment; subject, “Walden University School of Social Work and Human Services: Your Meditrek account information.” If you did not receive your login credentials, please contact us at MSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu.
|Quarter||Application Deadline||Lead Agency Form Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall 2019||June 10, 2019||July 1, 2019||August 26, 2019||November 10, 2019|
|Winter 2019||September 9, 2019||September 30, 2019||November 25, 2019||February 9, 2020|
|Spring 2020||December 9, 2019||December 30, 2019||February 24, 2020||May 10, 2020|
|Summer 2020||March 9, 2020||March 30, 2020||June 1, 2020||August 16, 2020|
|Fall 2020||June 15, 2020||July 6, 2020||August 31, 2020||November 15, 2020|
|Winter 2020||September 14, 2020||October 5, 2020||November 30, 2020||February 14, 2021|
BSW Students- Meditrek login credentials were sent from BSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu the first quarter of your enrollment; subject, “Walden University School of Social Work and Human Services: Your Meditrek account information.” If you did not receive your login credentials, please contact us at BSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu
General Instructions for MSW and BSW students
Step 3: Watch for your approval email that has instructions for submitting the name of your agency of choice.
Your application packet is NOT complete if you do not click the "submit" button.
We'll need the following information:
Please note the following pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to beginning Field Experience:
Foundation: SOCW 6101, SOCW 6200, SOCW 6210, and Skills Lab 1
Concentration: SOCW 6510, SOCW 6060, SOCW 6090, and Skills Lab 2 (Concentration is usually the final two quarters of the program.)
Click here to apply: Link to Meditrek.
The Field Office will review your application materials. If additional information is required, you will be notified via email. If your packet is complete, it will be approved. You will receive an approval email with instructions for submitting the name of your agency of choice.
You'll submit your agency of choice in Meditrek using the Lead Agency Form during week 5 of your Skills Lab course.
The Lead Agency Form allows you to enter the name of the agency where you are interested in interning. You are required to provide the following: Agency Name, Contact Person, Phone Number, and Email Address.
After our office receives your completed Lead Agency Form, you'll be assigned a Field Education Coordinator who will reach out to you and your agency of choice.
MSW students contact MSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu
BSW Students contact BSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu