Department ofSociology


Internships give students the opportunity to work and conduct studies in corporations, community agencies, government bureaus, political organizations, and professional associations. Internships are most appropriate for upper-division students, preferably seniors, who have completed several upper-division courses in their major and who have developed sufficient disciplinary foundation to relate to specific field assignments. Not every student who applies is suited for our Internship Program. Students must have a B- (2.7) grade point average or higher in courses in their major. Internships typically require 1) a minimum of 10-12 hours of work per week working at an orgainzation or agency, 2) a specific set of written requirements, and 3) regular meetings with the Internship Coordinator and a group of interns.

The Department of Sociology is committed to supporting all students who wish to take advantage of the internship experience with three fellowships, The Alma Garcia Fellowship, the Marilyn Fernandez Fellowship, and the C. Power Study of Institutions Fellowship. To apply, contact the department internship coordinator. More information about the department internship opportunities and requirements, contact Dr. Cara Chiaraluce.

College of Arts and Sciences Internship Opportunity: Real Experience. Actual Learning.

Award stipends up to $5,000 are given to CAS students conducting research, internship, or creative projects with a CAS faculty member, or, an internship in industry or a non-profit organization sponsor. Students are encouraged to seek out their own internship, research, project or creative work opportunity and apply for funding through this program.  Read more about R.E.A.L.