Brown Page Content 1 Field Instructor ResourcesField instructors play a vital role in the education of our students. Through supervision and mentorship, field instructors help students bridge theory into practice. This approach is vital to the development of social work, public health, and social policy practitioners.In collaboration with over 300 field sites around the world, our students bring discipline-specific expertise in translating knowledge to practice, managing complex systems and data, and converting ideas to action. Practicum/Internship students contribute these skills and knowledge toward organization mission, vision, and goals.Depending on the focus of their studies (which we call a concentration or specialization), students also develop specialized skills in areas like research, policy or system dynamics. You can recruit students that match the needs of your organization and the position you have in mind. To host a practicum/internship student, your organization will need to formally affiliate with the Brown School as a practicum/internship site. Then you — or someone at your organization — will take the steps to become affiliated as a field instructor.Keep in mind that there are different requirements for field instructors, depending on the kind of practicum/internship student you’d like to work with.Eligibility Requirements for Field Instructors Type of Practicum Education Required Number of Years in the Field Contact for More Information MSW Foundation Practicum: Provides generalist skills for a student in their first year of the MSW programMaster of Social Work degree2 years post-MSW; 1 year at the current positionYi Liu, MSW, MBAField Site CoordinatorYi.firstname.lastname@example.org MSW Concentration Practicum: Provides skills tied to the specific field of practice an MSW student is focusing onMaster of Social Work or a related master’s degree2 years post master’s degree; 1 year at the current positionYi Liu, MSW, MBAField Site CoordinatorYi.email@example.com MPH PracticumMaster’s degree or higher, and currently directly working in public health or connected to your organization’s public health mission2 years post master’s degree; 1 year at the current positionAudrey Coolman, MPHOFE MPH Program Coordinatora.firstname.lastname@example.org MSP InternshipMaster’s degree, substantive experience in policyReviewed upon applicationDan FerrisAssistant Dean of Policy InitiativesDan.Ferris@wustl.edu The information below will give you an overview of the affiliation process, but please contact email@example.com with questions. We’d love to discuss how the Brown School can partner with you to educate the next generation of social work, public health, and social policy practitioners. Field Instructor BenefitsTo recognize the important service field instructors do for our students and for our profession, we offer a variety of benefits for Brown School field instructors. Professional Development DiscountBrown School field instructors receive a significant discount on most Professional Development workshops hosted at the Brown School. Brown School Library PrivilegesField instructors receive free borrowing privileges at the Brown School Library, access to resources for evidence-based practice, and librarian assistance. View our Library Guide for field instructors. To receive a library card valid for the academic year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual Field Instructor Appreciation DayWe gather each spring to celebrate and acknowledge your many contributions. Invitations will be sent via email. This event includes workshops and connections for field instructors. Apply to Become a Field InstructorField instructors serve as key partners in education of social work, public health, and social policy practitioners. To become an affiliated field instructor, please complete the following application. The application must be completed by the applicant or an agency representative. Students are not allowed to perform this function. Brown School Affiliation Application - Preview Only Brown School Affiliation ApplicationUnsure whether to apply as an MSW, MPH, or MSP field instructor? Consult the Eligibility Requirements for Field Instructors chart above, or email email@example.com with questions.Once the application is completed, the Office of Field Education will review it to ensure eligibility requirements are met and that the practicum provides a graduate-level field experience. If more information is needed, an Office of Field Education representative will reach out to you. If you are applying to be an MSW Field Instructor, you will be invited to a field instructor training upon approval. Recruit a Practicum/Internship Student When and how to recruit practicum students is vitally important to ensuring your organization is able to secure the right fit for your open position(s).The recruiting period differs by program. The key here is taking advantage of the month(s) for which the student is needed. Optimal Recruiting Timing - The "When"When would you like students to begin practicum at your organization? Click on the link below for a backwards planning calendar that displays the optimal recruiting period relative to the start date. January (MSW Foundation, Advanced Standing) May-June (MPH, MSP, MSW Foundation or Concentration) August-September (MSW Concentration) Symplicity - The "How"Students search for practicum/internship opportunities in Symplicity, the Brown School’s Field Education and Career Services database. As a field instructor you’ll have access to a Symplicity account, which will allow you to post positions and connect with the Brown School.To post a practicum/internship position in Symplicity, log in to your account. If you do not have a Symplicity account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Once you’ve logged in, Symplicity’s “Home” tab is where you’ll find announcements and shortcuts.The ‘Positions’ tab is where you’ll post practicum/internship opportunities for students to view. Click the “New Posting” button to post a new position. This same process can be used for jobs and other types of positions. So, to ensure your posting is listed correctly, be sure to select “practicum” for MSW or MPH positions, and “internship” for MSP positions. Enter your position information, and click the “Submit” button when done. Symplicity Instructions.If you have difficulty logging in or making changes to your account, or have questions related to employment opportunity postings, please contact Tina Kennett, email@example.com. For questions about practicum/internship position postings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.