special events/opportunities

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2013

Applications due: October 30, 2012

Info session: Wed, October 264 3:30-4:30, Savery Hall, 156

Each year the Sociology Department offers several specialized internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique, high-level 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. For detailed information and applications materials for each opportunity, click on the links below:

We are having an information session about these internships on: Wednesday, October 24, 3:30-4:30pm, Savery Hall, 156. Past student interns will be on hand to talk about these internships and answer questions.

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.

Note: Students do NOT have to be accepted into one of these specialized internships to participate in SOC 494D. Virtually any internship can qualify. For more information and application materials, go to:


Email Gretchen Ludwig at gludwig@uw.edu or call 206-685-6794

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