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General Information

General Criteria for Placement

  • Orientation and training (approximately 10 hours) may be completed upon confirmation of site approval. Approval for extended training must be pre-approved by the HSL Field Placement Office.
  • Placement hours may be completed upon confirmation of placement.
  • Placement with a current or previous employer is generally not permitted; however, students may request being placed with a current employer. Please note: for consideration of your request, all hours and duties must be different than your normal work duties, the duties must advance the student’s skill set and the placement hours must be unpaid.
  • Off-campus seminars may be required at the instructor’s discretion. Supervisory contact with the site and the university supervisor is required and will occur outside of the seminar.

Admission Criteria for Internship

  • Completion of a minimum of three courses in the Human Services Leadership major as follows:
    • Human SV-203 Introduction to Human Services
    • Human SV-310 Interpersonal Relations in the Helping Professions
    • Human SV-385 Financial Sustainability in Non-Profit Organizations
  • Minimum Human Services Leadership grade point average (GPA):  2.75
  • Minimum University combined grade point average (Combined GPA): 2.50
  • Completion of at least 65 University recognized credits
  • Current Criminal Background Check (CBC) (Wisconsin Statute 165.82)
  • Enrollment in the Internship course (Human SV 325) (120 hours)

Tuberculosis (TB) test is required “only” if your placement agency requires it. If you need a TB test, please make arrangements with your own physician and provide a record of the TB test to the UW Oshkosh Health Center and to your agency.

Admission Criteria for Advanced Internship

Advanced Internship (280 hours)

  • Completion of all Human Services Leadership required program courses (except 440 which may be taken concurrently)
  • Submission of all application materials
  • Minimum Human Services Leadership grade point average (GPA):  3.0
  • Minimum University combined grade point average (Combined GPA): 2.75
  • Current Criminal Background Check (CBC) (Wisconsin Statute 165.82)
  • Enrollment in HS 420, 421 and 422 – Advanced Internship (280 hrs)

Tuberculosis (TB) test is required “only” if your placement agency requires it. If you need a TB test, please make arrangements with your own physician and provide a record of the TB test to the UW Oshkosh Health Center and to your agency.

Admission Status

The Field Placement Office will notify you by mid-November or early May (as applicable) of your admission status. You will be conditionally admitted or denied.  You must maintain all grade point averages in order to be officially admitted.  Check your STAR Report now and be proactive in working to rectify any problems.

  • If denied admission, you will be notified via e-mail detailing the reason for denial. If you are ineligible, you will be informed via your admission letter explaining your status. If any deficiency exists, your application will not be considered for the semester for which you have applied.
  • You will receive official confirmation of your placement status and agency assignment from the HSL Field Placement Office via email at the conclusion of the fall or spring semester as applicable (January, June). Note: Sites will complete official documentation as required.

How do I apply for an Internship and an Advanced Internship?

Students must submit an application in Tk20 by below dates.

March 15  | Summer term (offered online only; online tuition rates apply)  and fall semester
October 15 | Spring

Forms

For the following forms – see “Forms related to HSL Field Placement“:

  • Field Experience Request Form
  • Request Out of Area HSL Field Placement

Travel Opportunities

Internship (120 hours)

Approved study abroad trips satisfy requirements for HS-325 (Internship). An application for Internship is still required. The Office of International Education will require a copy of your Internship application along with your travel application materials.

Advanced Internship (280 hours)

Approved study abroad trips may count for 140 hours of the 280 required hours for Advanced Internship. An application for Advanced Internship is still required. The Office of International Education will require a copy of your Advanced Internship Application along with your travel application materials.

Alternate Spring Break trips may count for 40 hours of the 280 required hours. ASB students must notify the HSL Field Placement Office of ASB status to receive credit for the 40 hours. Verification of participation in an ASB trip from the Program Advisor for Volunteerism is required after completion of ASB trip.

Site Selection (Online students Only)

Students are required to secure a placement agency. Guidelines have been created to assist students. See site selection guidelines.

The HSL Field Placement Directory is a pre-approved list of agencies utilized by the campus-based programs. This directory may be viewed to assist online students with their placement site search.

Contact Us

Human Services Leadership
Office of Field Placement
Director (920) 424-7552
Associate  (920) 424-7224
hsfield@uwosh.edu