The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology has numerous internship opportunites for students in their junior and senior years, including:
Law Enforcement Agencies. Adult Probation/Parole, Juvenile Corrections (youth homes)Social Services (Child Protective Services, fostering, Health & Human Services)
Gerontology (Independent living, nursing home, memory, and hospice care facilities)
Non-profit Organizations (YMCA, YWCA, Opportunities, Inc., youth services)
Business, Human Resources, Public Relations/Marketing, Judiciary/Legal/Para-legal
Investigator (public defender's office, licensing & regulations), Forensic Science and Private Security
Students must have completed 85 credits of university coursework, including some coursework related to their internship, and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Internships are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Yes, the following are internship deadlines:
I want a Fall internship-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐Must meet with Internship Coordinator on or before April 30
I want a Spring internship-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐Must meet with Internship Coordinator on or before October 16
I want a Summer internship-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐Must meet with Internship Coordinator on or before February 12
Yes and No. While a student can initiate a preliminary discussion with a proposed agency, the Internship Coordinator must work out all the details, review, and approve of an internship placement. You must meet with the coordinator even if you have made some initial contacts and have ideas about a possible placement.
Students may use up to 6 internship credits towards their major, and an additional 6 credits toward the 120 credits needed for graduation. Typically, students receive 3 credits for every 10 hours per week of internship work, with most students working 20 hours per week.
Yes, students must register for SOC 493 credits during their internship. Students must receive permission from the department to register for SOC 493. Internship credits are taken on a pass/fail basis.
Most commutes to agencies are between 20-45 minutes.
Yes, there are several meetings and assignments that must be completed during a student's internship.