Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2014
Applications due: November 4, 2013
Each year the Sociology Department offers several specialized undergraduate internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique internships offer a great opportunity to see how sociology connects to the working world while at the same time earning sociology credit and developing concrete skills desired by employers. In fact, over the years we’ve had this program in place, several student interns have gone on to secure employment in government agencies.
Currently we have 20 internship placements available, with more openings expected. All applicants are expected to be familiar with the basic details of the positions and the missions of the organizations before applying. For detailed information and applications materials for each opportunity, click on the links below:
- Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- King County Municipal Court
- Court Watch
- Federal Public Defender
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 ’13. Students will receive five graded credits as part of Soc 494D in winter and then can apply for 3-5 additional independent study credits 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-page statement of purpose which will also serve as a writing sample. No letters of reference are required to apply. The links above will take you to the applications.
Email Susanna Hansson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-543-5396
More information on the Practicum in Applied Sociology: Sociology of Work and Organizations
Students will work at an internship for a minimum of 3 hours/week while attending a 2-hour seminar that provides critical reflection about practical and theoretical issues of work and organizations. Students can come in with an internship already in place, or can apply to the Sociology Department for specialized internships at federal agencies and other organizations. (See back of flyer for more information)
“SOC 494 was a great conversation starter in every job interview. My manager said that talking about my experience was the reason they hired me.”