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Master of Social Work

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MSW Field Placement & Career Opportunities

MSW students are required to complete two comprehensive fieldwork practica. UIndy has relationships with more than 40 diverse organizations that have served as field sites for our students. In addition, UIndy has partnered with Community Health Network to provide additional opportunities for MSW students.

Community Health Network partnership

UIndy and Community Health Network have joined forces to establish an exciting partnership in which students and faculty will work alongside health and wellness professionals to serve patients and clients at UIndy’s Health Pavilion. Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, with over 200 sites of care throughout Central Indiana. Community Health Network will also gradually increase the number of internships at many of these sites for social work students and other students in UIndy’s allied health programs, offering a rich diversity of field placement opportunities.

Potential MSW community partners

Pathway to Recovery
Harbor Lights
Dove Recovery House for Women
Life Recovery Center
Bethlehem House

St. Mary’s Child Care Center
Villages of Indiana
Children’s Bureau
Southeast Neighborhood School for Excellence (SENSE)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana 
Transition Resources Corp.  (JAG Program – Decatur Township and IPS) 
Department of Child Services (DCS) (Franklin, IN)
Center Grove Alternative Academy
Center Grove High School
Martinsville School District

Persons with disabilities
Easter Seals Crossroads
Gateway Services (Franklin, IN)
Goodwill Industries Disability Services
Noble of Indiana

Health care
Community Health Network
Franciscan St. Francis Health care
Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO)
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Eskenazi Health
Nurse-Family Partnership

Senior Programs Catholic Charities

Community Centers
Mary Rigg Community Center
Concord Community Center

Holy Family Shelter

Project Home Indy
St. Elizabeth/Coleman
MLJ Adoptions

Re-entry/ Juvenile Justice/ Criminal Justice
Marion County Probation Department
Marion County Public Defenders Agency
Office of Indiana Attorney General
Hancock County Probation
Crane House
Volunteers of America
Victims Assistance –Legacy House
Women’s Prison – Angel’s Wings

Exodus Refugee Immigration
Crisis Office (Catholic Charities Indianapolis)
Refugee Program (Catholic Charities Indianapolis)
Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Pathways International, Inc.
Ascent 121

Careers in social work

Jobs in the social work field are in high demand, listed among the top 20 fastest growing jobs both in the state of Indiana and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission.