Seneca Orange County has a long history of providing fieldwork placements for graduate students working on their Master's in Social Work (MSW interns) and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT trainees). In addition, undergraduate students from the field of social work, social ecology, and health and human services are also considered for limited internship opportunities. The Fieldwork Program at Seneca Orange County matches students with qualified supervising clinicians in programs of the students' interests. In the Fieldwork Program, the fieldwork students gain first-hand experience providing direct, therapeutic care to children and families in the community, Seneca treatment clinics, and after school care. All fieldwork students attend a one week basic training that serves as an orientation to the agency, the population we serve, plus the students receive a variety of topical trainings throughout the year.
Graduate Fieldwork Placements follow a standard school year schedule beginning in the fall and ending in the spring/early summer. First year students are required to work at least 16 hours per week and second year students are required to work at least 16 hours per week and second year students are required to work 20-24 hours per week. Exact schedules are decided on with the supervising clinician according to the students’ availability and the program’s needs. Undergraduate Internships require a commitment of at least 10 hours a week with preferred length of internship to be 6 months or more. Due to the sensitive needs of the kids and families we serve, we ask that students assist in providing a healthy transition into and out of our kids and families lives. Exact schedules are decided on with the supervising staff according to the students’ availability and the program’s needs.
Students are provided with the following opportunities:
Who should apply?
The training settings we offer are most appropriate for advanced students who already have some exposure to clinical populations and direct work with clients. You must be currently enrolled in a clinical graduate program with one of our partnering universities to qualify to apply. Please note: Fieldwork placements do not automatically lead to employment at Seneca.
To Apply: You will need to complete the Fieldwork Matching Form and attach it to your online application. To begin your online application, click the "Apply For This Position" button on this page.
Note for Post Graduate Clinical Interns:
As a post graduate MSW (ASW) or MFT (MFTi) you may qualify for any of the Clinician/Therapist positions at Seneca. As an employee, Seneca will assist you in gaining your hours, trainings, as well as supervision and support, as you move towards licensure. For more information about applying for a Clinical position with Seneca, please go to Employment Opportunities and browse our full-time employment openings.