Sociology/Anthropology Internships

Internships are a valued part of our curriculum. An internship provides students with an opportunity to apply their academic skills in a job placement and explore various career opportunities. Internships also provide opportunities for networking and to secure letters of recommendations for later employment. Because Sociology is a broad field, an internship can be especially useful in highlighting for employers a graduate's interests and skills. Most sociology internships occur during summer terms; limited opportunities exist for internships during spring semesters.


  1. Must have at least 60 credits
  2. University GPA - 2.0 overall
  3. Department Policy GPA - 2.0 in your major

1. Review the guidelines for an internship.

  • Internship are a minimum of 120 hours for 3 credits.
  • Internship content must be sociologically relevant.
  • Internships are supervised by a faculty member from the department, and a site supervisor at the location.
  • You need to provide your own transportation to the internship.
  • You need to initiate planning for an internship and investigating an appropriate internship site; the department has some past internship contacts but part of the learning process is finding the best internship for you.

2. Contact and meet with Dr. Chad Kimmel, the department internship coordinator. He can be reached at or during office hours in Grove 431 to schedule an appointment. She will provide you with the internship application at that time.

3. Contact an agency in which you are interested.

4. Select a faculty advisor and complete the paperwork.

You may select any Sociology/Anthropology Department permanent faculty member only as an advisor for your internship. The faculty member you choose must agree to serve as your internship advisor. Once you have a faculty advisor, complete the paperwork and give it to Dr. Kimmel.

5. Begin your internship.

Agencies that accept interns have policies and procedures that are unique to them. Specifications such as when, where and how to begin working will be arranged through direct contact between you and the agency in which you are interested.

Contact Information

Dr. Chad Kimmel
Grove 431