Internship Resources & Opportunities

For those of you interested in more information about finding internships–in general and/or for SOC credits–please take advantage of the following resources:

  1. Volunteer Match –

In addition to helping individuals find volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations, Volunteer Match also lists internship opportunities. The easiest way to find available internships is to use the Advanced Search feature, which allows you to narrow down selections based on your zip code and preferred cause areas (e.g. Advocacy & Human Rights, LGBT, Environment, Race & Ethnicity) and also to search for keywords (such as “internship”). For your convenience, here is a link to current internship opportunities near Seattle, WA (98105) across all cause areas: Volunteer Match – Current Seattle Internships

Be sure to sign up for SOC 404 to get upper division SOC elective credits for your internship, whether you find it through Volunteer Match or other means!

  1. IE3 Global – IE3 Global @ UW

Interested in combining Study Abroad and internship experience*? IE3 Global is the official international internship partner of UW, offering more than 140 credit-bearing internships across the globe in all fields. Many sites can be tailored to meet students’ interests and backgrounds. Undergrads can earn up to 12 UW credits per term and students receive placement support from UW and IE3 Global. Positions are available year-round and based on the quarter system. Applications are open now for fall 2016 (deadline: April 15). Some positions of interest include:

Cambodian Organization for Children and Development, Cambodia

Cape Town Human Rights, South Africa

Center for Strategic Studies, Jordan

Favela Experience, Brazil

Finca Peru Microfinance Program, Peru

Fulbright Commission, UK

Prometra, Uganda

Tenaganita, Malaysia

University College Cork, Ireland

Interested students should visit the IE3 Global website or contact Jessica Hitch for more information. General information is also available from the Study
Abroad office in Schmitz Hall 459.

Internships Program Advisor
IE3 Global
phone 206.829.2434 | e-mail

Education – Experience – Employment

*For IE3 Global Internship opportunities, please make an appointment with a Sociology Advisor by contacting to discuss if and how your international internship may be applied to SOC elective credits.

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Sociology Internships Info Session: Tues, Jan 12, 3:30-5pm

Want to get an internship? Find out how the Career Center and the Department of Sociology can help!

Tuesday, January 12, 3:30-5pm.  Career Center – MGH 134

Learn about resources to craft the perfect resume, cover letter, and application with the Career Center and learn how to gain academic credit from the Department of Sociology for an internship. Career Center and Sociology Advising staff will offer tips and advice regarding:

·         What internships are important for Sociology Majors

·         How-to steps for landing a good internship

·         How you can get Sociology credit for internship toward your degree

·         How the Sociology Department can help YOU

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Employment Opportunity – SOCIOLOGY Tutoring

Are you a current UW student or a recent graduate? Are you looking for a great on-campus job?  Are you looking for a way to connect with campus after graduation?

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) at the University of Washington is looking for Tutors!

SAAS needs to hire tutors for the following Sociology Courses:
SOC 110
SOC 201
SOC 212
SOC 215
SOC 221 (Stats)
SOC 270
SOC 271
SOC 300
SOC 316

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, to be considered for Winter Quarter 2016, please apply by Wednesday, December 16, 2016.

URL for submitting Online Application Materials:


Duties and Responsibilities:
Tutor student-athletes in specific discipline, complete online reports after each session, attend study skills training throughout the quarter, and assist students with developing quarterly study plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
Tutoring or teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Must be a patient communicator with abilities to both explain course materials and to test student-athletes for comprehension. Other requirements include: minimum 3.3 or higher GPA in courses you would like to tutor, excellent study skills, and professional work ethic and attitude. Additionally, tutors must be able to work 10-15 hours or more per week. Applicants with limited availability will not be considered for the positions.

NON-STUDENTS AND STUDENTS are welcome to apply for positions. Pay rates are aligned with union pay scale for Student Employees only. Pay depends upon degree status and experience.

Note: These job classifications are governed by a negotiated labor contract and are subject to union shop provisions (for student tutors only). For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

“The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at


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Seattle Municipal Court – Multiple Internship Opportunities

Seattle Municipal Court Internships Winter/Spring 2016
Applications due: December 4, 2015

Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 OR emailed by 11:59PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 to

The Sociology Department is happy to announce that Seattle Municipal Court has more openings for our 2-quarter internship partnership than we had previously anticipated. In order to extend this opportunity to more students, we are reopening the application for the Seattle Municipal Court Internships only. The new application deadline for the Seattle Municipal Court Internships is Friday, December 4.

Some Seattle Municipal Court programs have expanded, creating even more opportunities for students to help. The Court Resource Center now has onsite providers from DSHS, Seattle Public Library, Public Health, Conviction Careers, and Sound Mental Health. Starting in January, it will also have Farestart and a DUI Victims Panel. Interns will help to connect people with these and other resources and learn firsthand the strengths, barriers and challenges for the Seattle Municipal Court client population.

This really is an exciting time for students to come on board. Seattle Municipal Court has a new court administrator, a new presiding Judge, and the new year always brings a few surprises. Seattle Municipal Court also has more probation counselors who have asked if they can work with a student intern this year. They are excited to mentor and teach students how to manage caseloads and work in a criminal justice setting.

Students interested in criminal justice, social work, political science, or just working in a professional office setting are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to the aforementioned internship opportunities, the Seattle Municipal Court HR department has added a job shadow component for students with particular interest in Human Resources. For more information and application materials, click on the links below:


Do not hesitate to email Susanna Hansson at or call 206-543-5396 if you want to set up an appointment to talk about these opportunities in more detail.

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Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2016

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2016
Applications due: November 23, 2015

Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 OR emailed by 11:59PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 to

Each year, the Sociology Department offers several specialized undergraduate internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique internships offer students a great opportunity to see how sociology connects to the working world while at the same time they earn sociology credit and develop concrete skills desired by employers.  In fact, over many years we’ve had this program in place, several student interns have gone on to secure employment in government agencies.

We have approximately 15 internship placements available. All applicants are expected to be familiar with the basic details of the positions and the missions of the organizations. For detailed information and applications materials for each opportunity, click on the links below:

What you will do in these internships?

Depending on the internship, duties vary from intake interviewing/counseling, investigative planning, statistical analysis, research and court monitoring, just to name a few. For detailed descriptions and information on each internship opportunity, click on links above.

What is the time commitment?

This is a two-quarter commitment: winter-spring ’16. Students will receive five graded credits as part of Soc 404 in winter and then can apply for 3-5 additional independent study credits (Soc 399) in the spring. Depending on the specific internship, students must commit to working between 6-15 hours/week.

Who can apply?

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Sociology majors, but we will consider all applications.

How to apply:

We will require a short application for each position, including a one-to-two-page statement of purpose which will also serve as a writing sample.  Please also include a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your UW transcript. No letters of reference are required to apply. The links above will take you to the applications.

More information about the Applied Community and Civic Internship Program

SOC 404

Students will work at an internship for a minimum of 3 hours/week while attending a weekly 2-hour seminar that provides critical reflection about practical and theoretical issues of work and organizations. In addition to applying to the Sociology Department for the specialized internships and other organizations, as described above, students with pre-existing internships (minimum 3 hours/week) may also apply to the critical reflection course. Visit the Career Center for information on alternative internships.


Do not hesitate to email Susanna Hansson at or call 206-543-5396 if you want to set up an appointment to talk about these opportunities in more detail.

“SOC 404 was a great conversation starter in every job interview. My manager said that talking about my experience was the reason they hired me.”

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Juniors and Seniors: Plan Your Next Steps and Develop a Career and Job Search Strategy!

The Career Center is excited to offer the following class in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:

General Studies 391G

Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   

Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20; LOW 201

Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)

Credits: 2

Size of class: up to 50 students

SLN: 14824

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy.  General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:

1.       Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.

2.       Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.

3.       Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.

Course topics include:

·         Dependable Strengths, Values, Interests

·         Career and Option Exploration

·         Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market

·         Networking and Informational Interviews

·         Short and Long Term Planning

·         How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?

·         UW Alumni and Employer Panels

·         Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing

·         Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint

For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center (; 206.616.5803).

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Freshmen and Sophomores: Find Your Academic Path and Explore Career Opportunities!

The Career Center is excited to offer the following class in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:

General Studies 297H

Title: Career Planning

Schedule: Wednesday, 1:30-3:20

Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)

Credits: 2

Size of class: up to 50 students

SLN: 14809

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students with 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring and designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students will survey their own capacities, skills, and interests through assigned readings, reflections, and in-class activities.

General Studies 297H (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend one 110-minute seminar each week. This course is designed to expose students to various co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackle the issue of “what can I do with a major in…”  Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers.  No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:

1.       Build self-awareness and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, and interests and apply this self-knowledge when making decisions and exploring academic and career options.

2.       Explore various academic/career pathways and acquire methods to research them

3.       Hone networking skills

4.       Build, refine, and practice effective application materials and strategies

5.       Clearly position their education and background in the marketplace and develop confidence in choices

Weekly course topics include:

·         Reflective practices

·         Decision making and design thinking

·         Dependable Strengths

·         Creative exploration of majors and careers

·         Prototyping and testing ideas

·         UW Young Alumni Panel

·         Resume, cover letter, CV, and application materials

·         Internship Fair Prep

·         Digital identity

For additional details please contact Tina Adelstein in the Career Center (; 206-685-6216 ).

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