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SOCIOLOGY INTERNSHIP Program (SOC 42092)

Studies show that students who complete internships are far more likely than their non-interning counterparts to find jobs in their area of interest after graduation.  It’s never too soon to start thinking about internship! The internship course involves work experience under direction of a supervising faculty member in a government, non-profit, business, or educational setting.   

Top 5 reasons to consider an internship while at KSU:

  1. You will gain important career skills and experience while earning college credit.
  2. You will meet new and important people, enhancing future employment opportunities.
  3. You will have the chance to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the “real world.”
  4. You will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people in our community.
  5. You will likely achieve a sense of accomplishment and personal fulfillment.

Internships can be paid or unpaid.  Note that there are scholarships available to students who qualify.

To be eligible for internship, students should be SOC majors or minors in their junior or senior year; have a 2.5 GPA; and receive approval from the undergraduate coordinator in SOC.

This course is open to Juniors and Seniors. Students may register for up to 12 hours of Internship, in 3 hour increments.

Sociology majors and minors can choose from a variety of internships (please contact the SOC undergraduate coordinator for a comprehensive list).  Most internships fall within one of the broad categories below:

  • Local governmental agencies
  • Homeless and Domestic Violence programs/shelters
  • Health clinics and organizations
  • Local, regional and national parks
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Social change groups/organizations
  • Business/marketing
  • Educational outreach and support (tutoring, mentoring)
  • Drug Prevention and Education

Not sure if internship is right for you?  Take a minute to listen to Dr. Clare Stacey (Associate Professor of Sociology) discuss internship opportunities at KSU. 

For more information about internships in Sociology, click here.

Questions? 

Please consult the Internship/Undergraduate Coordinator for SOC