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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Internship

Through an internship, students apply insights from their undergraduate education to new settings, explore possible careers, and make a contribution to a business, government, or non-profit organization.  They also learn specific skills related to areas such as teaching, community organizing, marketing research, social services, or data analysis. Internships helps students prepare for full-time employment, or for further education in graduate or professional school.

To earn academic credit for an internship, students take Sociology 380 for either 3 credit hours or 6 credit hours.  Students who earn 3 credit hours work at least 100 hours at their site, students who earn 6 credit hours work at least 150 hours at their site.  Most internships are unpaid.

Students may take Sociology 380 in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters.  Internship sites may be located in the Chicago area or elsewhere.  Completing Sociology 380 fulfills Loyola's engaged learning requirement.

Our interns have worked at:

      List of recent internship sites

Sociology 380 is open to all juniors and seniors, including students from other departments as well as sociology majors. 

Securing an internship is very much like looking for a job. It takes some time to complete the process, so in most cases, students should start that process one semester in advance of the anticipated placement. Students should start the process by browsing internship listings on RamblerLink and contacting Michelle Kusel at the Center for Experiential Learning. Once a student has located a potential placement, contact Dr. Krogh to fill out an application and register for Sociology 380. The Center for Experiential Learning and the department help students find placements, but the responsibility for securing their own internships rests with the students.

Loyola

Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3445
Fax: (773) 508-7099

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