Example Agencies (Undergraduate)

Social Workers work in a variety of fields, across disciplines and settings.  This means that there is ample opportunity for students to find a placement that meets their interests and learning expectations.  We have established partners across the state of Iowa to meet the needs of our students. 

The complete list of our current partner agencies will be made available to you through the Intern Placement Tracking (IPT) Data Management System as you approach the term in which you will be participating in field.  At that time, you will receive your login information by email to access IPT.

You are not limited to the agencies listed in IPT.  We are always seeking new field opportunities for students.  If you have an agency that you would like to do your placement in that is not listed in IPT, please contact your Center’s Field Administrator to start the process of setting up the agency with us.

Below is a non-comprehensive list of example placement agencies by category from across the state.  Each agency name is followed by the SSW center currently connected with that agency.  This list should help give you some ideas of what might be available for different practice areas.

  • Administration
    • Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services (Des Moines)
    • The University of Iowa Student Athlete Academic Services (Iowa City)
    • Davenport Civil Rights Commission (Quad Cities)
    • Siouxland Medical Education Foundation (Sioux City)
  • Aging/Gerontological Social Work
    • Alzheimer’s Association (Des Moines)
    • Elder Services, Inc. (Iowa City)
    • Alternatives for the Older Adult (Quad Cities)
    • Human Services Center (Sioux City)
  • Alcohol, Drug, & Substance Use
    • House of Mercy (Des Moines)
    • Sedlacek Treatment Center (Iowa City)
    • Riverside-Robert Young Center (Quad Cities)
    • Jackson Recovery (Sioux City)
  • Child Welfare
    • Children & Families of Iowa (Des Moines)
    • Child Advocacy Board (Iowa City)
    • Department of Human Services, Scott County (Quad Cities)
    • Olmstead County Community Services (Sioux City)
  • Community Planning
    • Project IOWA (Des Moines)
    • Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission (Iowa City)
    • Center for Youth and Family Solutions (Quad Cities)
    • Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (Sioux City)
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice
    • Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (Des Moines)
    • Johnson County Juvenile Court Services (Iowa City)
    • Des Moines County Jail (Quad Cities)
    • Third Judicial District Juvenile Court Services (Sioux City)
  • Crisis Intervention
    • Polk County Crisis & Advocacy (Des Moines)
    • The Crisis Center of Johnson County (Iowa City)
    • Family Resources (Quad Cities)
    • Human Services Center (Sioux City)
  • Developmental Disabilities
    • ChildServe (Des Moines)
    • Center for Disabilities and Development (Iowa City)
    • The Arc of the Quad Cities (Quad Cities)
    • Opportunities Unlimited (Sioux City)
  • End-of-Life Care
    • UnityPoint Hospice (Des Moines)
    • Iowa City Hospice (Iowa City)
    • Genesis VNA Hospice (Quad Cities)
    • Burgess Home Health/Hospice (Sioux City)
  • Family Services
    • Children & Family Services of Iowa (Des Moines)
    • Iowa KidsNet (Iowa City)
    • Families First (Quad Cities)
    • Boys Town (Sioux City)
  • Health/Medical
    • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (Des Moines)
    • Johnson County Public Heath (Iowa City)
    • Genesis Medical Center (Quad Cities)
    • Avera Sacred Hearth Hospital (Sioux City)
  • Higher Education
    • Grand View University (Des Moines)
    • Center for Diversity & Enrichment (Iowa City)
    • Iowa Works/Southeastern Community College (Quad Cities)
    • Briar Cliff University (Sioux City)
  • Housing
    • Central Iowa Shelter & Services (Des Moines)
    • Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (Iowa City)
    • Humility of Mary Housing (Quad Cities)
    • Center for the Siouxland (Sioux City)
  • Interpersonal Violence/Trauma
    • Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Des Moines)
    • St. Luke’s Child Protection Center (Iowa City)
    • Braking Traffik (Quad Cities)
    • Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (Sioux City)
  • Mental Health
    • Orchard Place (Des Moines)
    • Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa (Iowa City)
    • Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center (Quad Cities)
    • Avera Behavioral Health (Sioux City)
  • Military
    • VA Central Iowa Health Care (Des Moines)
    • Iowa City VA Health Care System (Iowa City)
    • Rock Island Arsenal Army Community Service (Quad Cities)
    • Veteran’s Medical Center (Sioux City)
  • Public Assistance/Public Welfare
    • Iowa DHS-Polk/Story County (Des Moines)
    • Table to Table (Iowa City)
    • Central Illinois Foodbank (Quad Cities)
    • Iowa Department of Human Services (Sioux City)
  • School Social Work
    • Des Moines Public Schools (Des Moines)
    • Grant Wood Area Education Agency (Iowa City)
    • Henry-Stark Counties Special Education District #801 (Quad Cities)
    • NW AEA (Sioux City)
  • Social Policy
    • Child and Family Policy Center (Des Moines)
    • Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (Iowa City)
    • Davenport Civil Rights Commission (Quad Cities)
    • Sioux City Human Rights Commission (Sioux City)
  • Youth Services
    • Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (Des Moines)
    • Tanager Place (Iowa City)
    • Youth Service Bureau (Quad Cities)
    • Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (Sioux City)