What happens after we sign an affiliate agreement?
The next step is to fill out our field placement request form so that details about your organization can be included in our placement book. Rising specialization year students use the book to evaluate available opportunities, and our field education coordinators use it to place foundation year students. Then we help coordinate interviews with students who are interested in a placement at your organization or who we think could be a match for your internship opportunity.
When students are accepted by your organization for placement, we confirm the details and assess whether the designated field instructor needs SIFI training. For foundation year students, we make an effort to finalize placements at least two weeks before the semester starts. For specialization-year students, we kick off the placement process in the January or February before the next fall semester starts, and we finalize placements by late spring.