Field Placements at the Intersection of Aging and Health
Welcome to the Rutgers School of Social Work’s MSW Certificate in Aging and Health Field Placement Database! The School maintains strong relationships with a diverse and expansive network of organizations that work with older adults and their caregivers, including acute medical settings, mental health centers, skilled nursing facilities, community-based nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and much more.
This page provides information about organizations where alumni of the certificate program have served as interns. The database includes brief descriptions of the work that MSW students have done in the past at each organization. They are sorted by geographic location according to the School’s three main campuses: Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden.
Please note that this information is NOT intended as an up-to-date and complete list of places where current students can seek placement. As the availability of sites changes frequently, no such list is available. Also, under NO circumstances should students contact these organizations directly. The placement process--from start to finish--must be handled through the School's Office of Field Education. (Having multiple people calling from Rutgers creates headaches for the organizations, the School, and ultimately the students alike.) To see if specific placements might be available at any given point, please contact Patricia Findley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Education Resources in Aging and Health
The Rutgers University School of Social Work offers its MSW Certificate in Aging and Health students resources to help optimize their field internships. Below are links to documents that list the focal competencies in which students are expected to advance. Each document reflects a different aspect of field education: (a) generalist (for all students in the first half of the MSW program), (b) clinical social work (for students who select this concentration for the second half of the MSW program), and (c) management and policy (for students who select this concentration for the second half of the MSW program). The documents contain further information about how each of the competencies applies to aging and health, as well as sample learning exercises that can help students to develop these competencies through field education. For more information, click on the links below and view the brief videos that explain their intended use.
- Generalist competencies and training video
- Clinical social work competencies and training video
- Management and policy competencies and training video
- Check out this comprehensive informational website for students pursuing a Master¹s degree in social work, MSWGuide.org