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Internship Opportunities

General Information

All Sociology and Anthropology students who have registered for the major after 9/1/07 are expected to take the Internship course during their junior or senior year and can choose from an extensive list of community placements.

By participating in the internship program you will:

  • Apply your theoretical learning in real-life situations.
  • Explore career options.
  • Develop practical skills for working in in your professional field.
  • Build your resume with career-appropriate experience.
  • Develop a network of professional contacts for future employment.
  • Improve your qualifications for graduate programs.
  • Help area agencies provide services that improve our society at the local level.

Internship Course

Students interested in doing an internship for university credit should register for SOC/ANT/CJS 450, our Internship course.

In addition to a determined number of work-hours, the internship course has additional requirements. Be sure to read the official course description and consult with the instructor teaching the course for a more detailed description of the course and its requirements.

Internship Placement

Students registered for the Internship course should find an internship placement prior to the beginning of the semester. The internship experience should be conducive to the student’s academic interests and long-term career plans.

Students are encouraged to search for appropriate internship sites on their own. However, they may also utilize the agencies listed under the Resources section below or check with the department’s secretary for a list of potential internship sites. All placements have to be approved by the instructor teaching the course.

Submit an Internship

If you are interested in offering our students an internship with your agency please contact our department at (508) 999-8401 or ialmeida@umassd.edu.

Resources

Other possible opportunities in and outside of this area can be accessed at:

Recommended Readings

We are in the process of pulling together other relevant online resources in sociology

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