Each year, the Sociology Department partners with local civic and community organizations to offer students a chance to get hands-on experience while earning academic credit. Currently, we are working with CourtWatch, a court monitoring program established by the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center in Renton, WA; The Federal Public Defender (FPD) Office in Seattle; The Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) providing direction and oversight for all of HUD’s operations; as well as the Probation Services Department at Seattle Municipal Court.
Each internship is a 2-quarter position. Students who are offered an internship will also enroll in SOC404: Sociology in Practice, Civic and Community Internship for Winter Quarter (you have the option to earn academic credit in Spring Quarter under SOC399).
The deadline to apply for these internships is Wednesday, 14 November, by 4pm. Students may apply for up to two (2) internships, but your application should always be thoughtfully targeted toward the purpose and goals of each organization to which you apply.
For more information about the Sociology Department’s internship program, including details about each organization or about the internship program itself, please visit the Internship page on the Sociology Department’s website.
BONUS: Want some help thinking about how to turn experiences like this into a compelling JOB APPLICATION (cue dramatic music)?
Caitlin Goldbaum, a Career Coach from the Career and Internship Center, will be hosting a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop designed for sociology students, with priority given to students planning to apply for these internships. The workshop will be held on Friday, 02 November, 3:30pm-4:30pm, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, 31 October by 4pm.
For more information about this workshop, see our post below.