The School of Social Work (SSW) has a long and proud tradition of preparing its students for successful clinical and related roles in the field of social work. Learn more about the SSW programs on their Academics webpage

Selected Field Placement Sites

The Simmons SSW requires more field education than most schools offer, with internships three days per week for both years of the program. The extra hands-on experience makes SSW graduates very attractive to agencies and employers — and many are offered jobs by at least one of their internship sites.

SSW students receive exceptional professional training at more than 300 field placement sites throughout New England, ranging from schools and hospitals to government agencies and private organizations. Here are some of the SSW's field placement partners:

  • AIDS Action Committee
  • Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention
  • Andover Public Schools
  • Bay Cove Treatment Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Big Sister Association
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
  • Boston Juvenile Court Clinic
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Brookline Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Casey Family Services
  • Children's Charter
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Dimock Community Health Center
  • Faulkner Hospital
  • Fenway Community Health Center
  • Framingham State College
  • Friends of the Children Boston
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • Justice Resource Institute
  • Harvard Law School - Criminal Justice Institute
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Latino Health Institute
  • Martha Eliot Health Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • MCI-Norfolk Correctional Complex
  • McLean Hospital
  • Roxbury Tenants of Harvard
  • Stone Center at Wellesley College
  • South End Community Mental Health
  • VA Medical Centers
  • Victory Programs
  • Y.O.U., Inc.

Selected Employers and Starting Positions for Recently Hired SSW Graduates

The following is a sampling of employers and first jobs for recent SSW graduates:

  • AIDS Action Committee (Boston, MA) Stabilization Coordinator
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) Fellow, Ruderman Fellowship in Gerontological Social Work
  • Center for Family Life (Brooklyn, NY) Family Counselor
  • Children's Hospital (Boston, MA) Clinical Social Worker, Emergency Department
  • City of Gloucester, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) Social Work Supervisor in the Department of Children and Families
  • Council of State Governments Justice Center (New York City) Behavioral Health Policy Analyst
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA) Clinical Social Worker at Breast Clinic
  • HEARTH, Inc. (Boston, MA) Clinical Social Worker
  • Hebrew Senior Life (Boston, MA) Clinical Social Worker
  • HES (Haverhill, MA) Coordinator for Mobile Crisis Services
  • Kaiser Permanente Health Care (Portland, OR) Mental Health Therapist
  • Latino Health Institute (Boston MA) Clinical Social Worker
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) Medical Social Worker in Cardiology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) Director of LGBT Services, Division of Student Life
  • Matahari: Eye of the Day (Boston MA) Founding Director (organization helps create community solutions to end human trafficking and gender violence)
  • North Charles Institute for the Addictions (Somerville, MA) Addictions Specialist
  • Simmons College Counseling Center (Boston, MA) College Counselor
  • Veterans' Administration Health Care System (Boston, MA) Clinical Social Worker

SSW Success Stories

To see the stories of several Simmons SSW graduates and what they do, visit the SSW website.

Check out the STEPS Career Development Plan

To learn more about the STEPS Career Development Plan based on the 5 Step Model and developed specifically for Simmons undergraduate students, visit the STEPS Plan page.

Find a Job or Internship

Check out CA$H for on-campus and work-study jobs, CareerLink for internships and full-time jobs, and the other job boards and resources we've compiled.

Meet with a Career Coach

Wondering where to start? Let us help. Drop by Monday or Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wednesday or Thursday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.

Next Career Event

Harvard Intercollegiate Business Convention

Oct 18, 2014 at 8 AM - 6 PM at Hynes Convention Center

Every fall, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business hosts the globally recognized Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC), a day of targeted programming for aspiring female business leaders. Each year, over 1200 delegates from campuses worldwide attend the diverse panels, workshops and presentations that feature over 100 professionals across industries. Attendees also hear from three inspiring keynote speakers and have access to exclusive career fairs and networking sessions. Registration for IBC 2014 is now open at attend.com/IBC. General admission is $42, but Simmons students can receive a $10 discount using the promotional code "ibc.x.boston".

 

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