Macro Field Placements

Macro Field Placements

The field placement is one of the primary pedagogies schools of social work utilize to train students to be competent practitioners in a broad array of environments in which Macro students will practice.

Macro students select their advanced year field placement from over 70 available Macro sites in the Baltimore-DC region. After a mutual interview, students are placed in one of their top three choices for the advanced year. These placement options explore program development, community organizing, legislative advocacy, policy formulation, employee assistance, and grassroots leadership development. Because of the school’s unique location, placements offer students opportunities to interact with local, national, and international experts. Many of these field placements include stipends.

If an agency you are interested in is not listed, please initiate a conversation to explore new opportunities with faculty and field representatives.

In the first year, field placements are Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays, for a total of 16 hours a week. Most placements are during regular business hours and students should allow time from 9am to5pm for planning purposes.  In the advanced year, field occurs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of 24 hours a week. In the first year, field placements are generalist in nature and cover the spectrum of practice from working one-on-one with clients and facilitating groups to an administrative or community assignment.  The first year placements occur in all types of agencies serving a multitude of populations and students develop a solid foundation for client issues, organizational cultures, and administrative practice arenas.