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Field Experience: School of Social Work: Applying to Field - Meditrek

Field Experience Application Process

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

For information about the Skills Lab please select this link. For information on the Residency, select this link.

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

  • To submit your application packet, you must submit: application, resume, and certificate of insurance. All parts must be complete before your application can be reviewed.
  • It is recommended to upload and assign your resume and insurance first, then complete your application form.‚Äč

  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:

  • Application Form
    • Identifying information such as your Student ID, address, contact information, etc.
    • Emergency contact information
  • Current resume
    • Professional, appropriate to share with agencies
  • A certificate of professional liability insurance (which will denote the coverage amount and dates of coverage).
    • You are required to purchase professional liability insurance to cover both quarters of your Field Experience. Coverage is valid for one year from purchase date.
      • You may purchase the insurance from whichever company you choose. NASW offers liability insurance at a student rate when you become a member (http://www.naswassurance.org/pli/professionals/). You may also contact American Professional Agency (http://www.americanprofessional.com).
      • Students are required to maintain liability insurance with a single limit of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) annual aggregate.
  • Home Visit Waiver Form (linked below)

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.

Follow-up Questions:

MSW students contact MSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu

BSW Students contact BSWfield@mail.waldenu.edu

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