Doing an internship is a great way to get real-world career-related experience and to see what types of jobs people are doing that are related to your coursework and learning. If you are interested in doing an internship, you should contact the CSBS Internship Coordinator for internship interest and exploration as well as for internship confirmation and preparation. Typically, if a student is enrolled for 3 credit hours, they will work approximately 100 hours per semester with a government agency or community organization. Internships are typically unpaid, but in some circumstances may be paid positions.
Internships Engage Students’ Social Concerns as they Prepare for Future Employment
As part of a concerted outreach to and integration with communities in need, the sociology department offers multiple opportunities for Community Engaged Learning, some of which are internships. Over the course of a semester, interns from the sociology department commit to 100 hours of service to an agency that is part of the overall system of social support. They set goals for that time, develop a work plan, and carry out their contributions under the supervision of an individual within their agency. Students must pro-actively obtain their internship, learn the requirements for participation within their agency, and then responsibly monitor themselves and their time throughout the semester. Our goal is to mirror a job search, appropriate self-promotion, integration into a work environment, and goal completion within the parameters of an established agency.
Students participate in an internship by contacting the Internship Coordinator, Dominique
Blanc, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the semester in which the student
is enrolled in the internship. The internship coordinator may approve an internship arrangement
that a student has identified or may assist the student in identifying a good internship
CSBS INTERNSHIP: CRIMINOLOGY
The CSBS INTERNSHIP: CRIMINOLOGY (SOC 4891) connects students with an interest in criminology with agencies that serve the criminal justice system. Agencies such as Salt Lake City Police Department Victim Advocate Department and the Juvenile Peer Court Program allow our students real-life participation in criminology-related agencies. Students who pursue criminology internships often complete our criminology major or obtain sociology's criminology certificate as an enhancement to their degree. In addition to this, students are often offered jobs at the agencies in which they have interned.