Internships are one of the ways that students bridge from school to career. Hands-on experience gives students the opportunity to put their academic knowledge into practice, to gain experience in the workplace, and to establish professional relationships that will serve them as they contribute to their chosen field.
Internship requirements for Sociology, Social Science, and Ethnic Studies is 135 hours of service to an organization equaling 3 credits. An additional five hours of work per credit are spent on additional requirements, including developing a resume, logging time spent, and producing a report on the internship.
All students may take our internship SOC 493.
Once you start thinking about taking an internship, review the general information on the internship program, and then complete all of the steps on the Internship Handout (including, once you’ve applied, the completion of their Online Orientation Workshop). As you search for an internship, note that in addition to the Career Services database of past internships, the Sociology Department keeps a list of the organizations that our students have worked with in the past. Click here for examples of internship possibilities. There is no guarantee that these organizations will have an internship available, but between the Sociology database and the Career Services, you should be able to find and internship that will help you pursue your career goals.
For more information, contact the Sociology Department Administrative Internship Coordinator, Paty Dudziak-Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org