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Field Internship (SOC 480)

The Department of Sociology’s Field Internship Program is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to apply sociological knowledge, analytical abilities, and research skills to the practical concerns of organizations in the “real world." Earn three to six credits for the sociology major by volunteering or working eight hours per week for one or two semesters. Internships may be occupationally oriented in a business of your choosing, may be a placement in a community-based organization, or may be research oriented working with a faculty member. General requirements for participating in the program:

  • 3.2 GPA or higher
  • completed a research methods course
  • solid college writing skills
  • approval of the Intern Coordinator

Students must submit an application for enrollment prior to the beginning of the semester in which they intend to participate in the program. Shortly before the start of the semester, the Coordinator will provide a schedule number to those students who qualify to participate.

Field Internship Coordinator

Dr. Minjeong Kim
Department Chair & Associate Professor 
Office: NH-215 
Phone: (619) 594-5463 
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours for Summer 2020: By appointment only

Undergraduate Advising

Dr. Audrey Beck
Office: NH-214 
Phone: (619) 594-1321 
Email: [email protected]

Spring 2020 Advising Hours:
For the remainder of the semester, advising will take place through email, phone calls, and video chats. Forms can also be signed electronically. Please email Dr. Beck at [email protected] for assistance on any advising matter.