An internship is a training experience outside the classroom that allows students to earn academic credit. They can be paid or unpaid. Internships offer a valuable opportunity for students to explore career interests, develop their skills in an area in which they have had academic training, and establish contacts within the professional world that will assist them in making the transition from an undergraduate program to the job market.
Students are responsible for finding their internship placement. The Campus Career Center (3rd Floor Hornbake) serves as a clearinghouse for internship information. Information about internships is also listed on the SOCY Internship Bulletin Board (Undergraduate Lounge) and on the Sociology Undergraduate Listserv.
Internship sites can include a variety of professional settings and organizations. Students can choose from internships that provide them additional research experience or more applied opportunities in areas such as social services, human resources, or marketing. A sampling of recent internship placements include the Children's Defense Fund, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Census Bureau, the Public Defender's Office and Montgomery General Hospital.
While an internship is optional, students are encouraged to consider an internship as part of their academic program. Students may earn up to six (6) elective credits for this experience. Additional information on guidelines and eligibility requirements for internships is available in the Sociology Undergraduate Office.
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Individual internships may be found here.