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:
1) Meeting the prerequisites:
- Sociology majors: Soci– Intro to Sociology;
- Soci 4053 – Sociological Theory;
- Soci 4000 – Research methods
2) Please consult the internship coordinator.
3) The internship course can be taken for three (3) credit hours (entails working 150 intern hours for the semester) or six (6) hours of credit (entails working 300 hours for the semester).
4) Locate an internship site. May consult the blue internship notebook located in the office manager’s office during business hours (8:30 – 4:40pm).
5) The only way to register for the internship course is to take the necessary approval form to the registrar’s office. You cannot register on Banweb!
6) See our Internships Coordinator, Dr. Emily McKendry-Smith, for general requirements
To access the Internship manual, click here.
Students can also fulfill their senior seminar course requirement by taking an internship capstone. For the capstone manual, click here.
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