Columbia School of Social Work 
Field Education Placement Forms
Incoming students in the Two-Year, 16-Month, Transfer or Advanced Standing programs submit a placement form to initiate the internship placement process. They are encouraged to submit the form as soon as possible after paying the pre-registration fee.

Students in the 5-Term International, Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended), and One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency) programs will be contacted to complete the form shortly before they begin field education.

Placement forms are accessed through Sonia, CSSW's internship management system. You'll need to activate your Columbia UNI to sign in to Sonia. Note that it may take a day or two after activating your UNI before your Sonia account is ready.

To sign in to Sonia:

  1. Go to
  2. Make sure Student is selected in the Role field, then click  University Sign in .
    Leave the Username and Password fields to the right of  University Sign in  blank.
  3. When prompted, enter your Columbia UNI and password.
  4. Once signed in to Sonia, under the Forms tab you will see your placement form listed. Click the red  Edit  button to open the form.

For more information about Sonia, watch this quick video introduction.

CSSW Field Education Department