Life in the Field

A student works with children in a classroom setting
Our unique block plan means that our students spend September through April in field internships around the country. This provides you with an extraordinary level of training and a lifestyle that is more like that of a working professional. During your field internship, your life doesn't revolve around the campus but that doesn't mean you're left on your own. Our field office is there to support you as you settle into your internship, many of your academic resources including the Smith College libraries remain available to you, and our alumni network hosts student-alumni events in many cities and serves as a professional network that can offer information and advice when you need it.