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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  
Email: [email protected]

Open office hours will be held via Zoom, there will be NO in-person advising in the fall until further notice. There is no appointment necessary during these hours, simply log on and I will assist in the order that students sign-on.

T 12-1, Th 1-2 and by appointment


If you cannot make any of these times please email [email protected] to make a Zoom appointment outside these hours.