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Sociology Internships


Internships are offered in the Department of Sociology each semester (fall, spring, and summer). Before enrolling in an internship there are a few procedures that must be followed. These include:

Sociology has 2 types of internships!

SOCI 4386 – Internship
Counts as an upper division Sociology class
You can take it for 3 or 6 credit hours in one semester or you can take it for 3 credit hours in each of two semesters.
150 hours of internship (for 3 credits) or 300 hours (for 6 credits) over the course of the semester
Class does not meet in person

SOCI 4982 – Capstone Internship
Fulfills the Capstone requirement (instead of Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis)
150 hours of internship over the course of the semester
Class meets once a week
Discipline-Specific Writing course

Students cannot take more than 6 credit hours of internship for their Sociology degree.

What Students Say About Their Internships

"I feel like the option to intern and receive class credit is an excellent opportunity. I was offered a full time position with benefits before the internship even ended.

   - Intern at Douglasville Probation & Parole Office

"My time at the West Georgia Rape Crisis Center was an amazing and fulfilling experience for me.  I appreciate the opportunity to learn and get more familiar with the type of field and work I want to do in the future."

   - Intern at Carroll Rape Crisis Center

"When I was looking for an internship, I knew that I wanted to work with children and help improve their lives, but I wasn't sure how. I interned with Douglas County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and learned so much during that time. After my internship, I was offered a job.  My internship helped me figure out where I am meant to be and I am so grateful for that."

   - Intern at Department of Family & Children Services

"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience last summer at the Speech School.  The bonds I formed, the lives I touched, and the individuals I came in contact with were phenomenal."

  - Intern at Atlanta Speech School