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How commonplace are paid fieldwork internships?

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I'm doing the extended residency program, meaning year 1 I'll be doing only doctrinal classes online in the evening while doing paid work FT and then I'll do the fieldwork component in years 2 and 3.  I'm not sure if I can stomach another unpaid internship.  😐

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Columbia has traditionally used federal work-study to pay students for field placements, but there are some unresolved issues about whether CSWE's accreditation standard even allow for paid field placements (due to an overreaction CSWE had to a prior situation where students were placed in placements at for-profit places, and CSWE wants to be very clear that field placements aren't a job, as a result), so I'm not sure what's happening these days. Most other schools don't usually have paid field placements.

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