Social Work

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 University 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.