SSA has relationships with over 600 agencies and programs throughout the Chicago area. Students work in the field for an estimated 225,000 hours each year. Students are guided by practitioners who teach them the best practices while providing services to these communities. Please note that agencies may have multiple programs in several different communities and that there are often multiple students working at a particular site. 

View a map of field placements in Chicago, or see a list of field education sites.

Field Education SPIF

Claire Schu’s Field Placement

Learn more about an Administration field placement at Erie Neighborhood House.

Zehua Cui

"I had no awareness of the existence of social work in schools in China, so I am thankful for my first year internship experience with children at Namaste Charter school, which totally opened up a new world for me. The experience broadened my horizon in terms of the various ways in which we can help children," says Zehua Cui.