The internship provides students with an opportunity to work off-campus and apply sociological skills to the real world. While you explore possible career interests, you can learn specific skills related to areas such as social policy research, community organizing, marketing research, legal research, social service administration, or data analysis. An internship can provide valuable work experience to build your resume for full-time employment. It can also be an asset in the process of applying to graduate or professional school. Students work 10 hours per week (3 credit hours) or 15 hours per week (6 credit hours).
Our interns have worked at:
- Radio/Television stations
- Survey research organizations
- Social change organizations
- Health care and legal aid agencies
- Advocacy organizations for women, youth, and special populations
- Peace and environmental organizations
- Consumer rights organizations
- Affordable housing coalitions
- Public interest organizations
- Community based organizations
- Local, State and Federal government offices and agencies
Registration is open to all juniors and seniors. You do not have to be sociology major to enroll in Sociology 380. We are willing to work with you to locate placements in your special areas of interest. However, you must fill out an application form and be pro-active in seeking a placement prior to the semester you intend to enroll in sociology 380. It is your responsibility to secure the internship.
In Most Cases, You Need to Begin the Process at Least One Semester in Advance
- Fill out an application in the department with Dr. Kniss
- Make initial contact with Loyola's Internship and Career Center
- Evaluate your interests, skills and values
- Select up to three fields you want to explore
- Locate actual internship listings
- Review the application processes
- Polish your resume and cover letters
- Network and research your possible internship placements
- Apply, Apply, Apply
Finalize your internship placement for the next semester.
Secure Permission Signatures and Register for SOCL 380.
Loyola University Chicago, Internship and Career Center.
Contact: Dr. Marilyn Krogh, Coffey Hall, Rm. 428 for application materials. In addition, Louise Deske, Academic Internship Coordinator at the Center for Experiential Learning can help you begin your internship search.