SSA has relationships with over 600 agencies and programs throughout the Chicago area. Students work in the field for an estimated 225,000 hours each year. Students are guided by practitioners who teach them the best practices while providing services to these communities. Please note that agencies may have multiple programs in several different communities and that there are often multiple students working at a particular site. 

View a map of field placements in Chicago, or see a list of field education sites.

Field Education SPIF

Claire Schu’s Field Placement

Learn more about an Administration field placement at Erie Neighborhood House.

Shauna Taylor

Shauna Taylor, AM '15

“I see that policy is the way to make long-term, societal change … my passion for social justice has increased while I’ve been at SSA.”