Students majoring in Sociology are required to take a 3 credit internship (SOCY-491), but may choose to take a second one for elective credit. Sociology majors are allowed to take up to 6 credits of internship. Sociology minors are not required to take an internship, but may choose to complete one as an elective course. Internships for undergraduate majors and minors can also be taken abroad (through an academic program) and throughout the United States. Graduate students may take SOCY-691 as part of their research requirement.
Research opportunities in the Washington area through internships, cooperative education work-study programs, and special arrangements are available at many sites. Students who participate in these programs obtain experience and interact with scholars and specialists outside the university in the fields of social service, social change and social research. Some of our recent internship placements have been with the following agencies (links to websites given where available):
- Academy for Educational Development
- The Barker Foundation
- Youth for Understanding
- The World Bank
- IONA Senior Services
- Partners of the Americas
- The Urban Institute
- Center for the Advancement of Public Policy
- Community for Creative Nonviolence
- Washington DC Public Schools
Federal Work Study Positions
Three positions are available each semester in the Department of Sociology working in the main office. For complete job descriptions see the Work Study pages produced by Human Resources. Please contact Sandra Linden if you have any questions about the positions.