For Placement Sites:
Your partnership with the Human Services Leadership Program is greatly valued. I extend my sincere gratitude for your cooperation and participation on behalf of the program. We hope that placement of students within your agency is beneficial to you. The experience they receive is invaluable and greatly adds to their foundation as human service professionals. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime with your feedback.
The Human Services Leadership program includes three field experiences:
Students complete a 30-hour placement as part of their Introduction to Human Services course. This placement is arranged by their instructor.
Internship students are junior-level students who will have completed at least nine credits of Human Services Leadership courses. The Human Services Leadership Field Placement Office coordinates the 120-hour internship. Their skill level will be more advanced than the 30-hour student but they will still need support in developing professional competencies. They should be able to interact effectively with clients and staff, plan short programs, engage in administrative tasks and do special projects.
Advanced Internship students complete 280 hours for their final internship. The HSL Field Placement Office coordinates the Advanced Internship placements. Advanced Internship students will have completed all of their coursework and should be ready, with supervision, to function much as an entry level worker.
All of the internships are unpaid.
Our service region includes the counties of Winnebago, Outagamie, Calumet, Fond du Lac and Green Lake.
Students apply for their Internship and Advanced Internships by March 1 for the summer and fall semesters and by October 1 for the spring semester. Along with their applications, students submit their three choices of preferred placement sites. The students choose from approximately 120 placement sites in our service area.
Internship and Advanced Internship students may not contact agencies directly to arrange their placements.
Advanced internship students have the option of seeking a site outside of our listings. To directly contact an agency about potential placement that aligns with their professional objectives, students must submit an appeal.
Out of Area placement may be available for Advanced Internship students by appeal.
Once internship applications are submitted, our staff will determine the placements from their preferences. We strive to give each student their first choice.
In pursuing student placement, sites receive a Field Experience Request Form, letter and overview of our program. A deadline for return of the request form is provided.
In order to ensure a “good fit”, we highly recommend meeting with the student before accepting the placement. This provides the opportunity to determine if the student will meet your needs and also allows the students to determine whether the experience will meet their goals.
Please browse our website and feel free to contact us if you have questions.
Potential Placement Sites:
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services Leadership Field Experience Program. To be considered as a potential placement for our student interns in the future, please print and complete the “Field Placement Agency” form and send to the address listed below. You may also copy and save the form to your computer, complete it electronically and print. If you offer multiple programs, please complete one form for each.
Placements of students are never guaranteed, nor are you obligated to
accept a placement. Whenever your agency is selected by a student, our
office will send a placement request to your site. You may either
accept, decline or accept pending interview any placement request.
However, serving as a potential placement assures that your agency will
remain on the list of options. Please contact our office if you have any
questions. I extend my sincere gratitude for your consideration on
behalf of the program.
Human Services Leadership Field Placement Director
Nursing/Education Building, #619
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8660