Internship basics


Internships are required for:

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice majors
  • Sociology majors concentrating in Social Services

Internships are optional for other sociology majors.  


You'll take an internship class (CCJ 4920 or SOC 4930) and --during the same semester -- complete at least 120 hours of fieldwork at an organization that you secure with the help of the internship coordinator, Helena Lewis. The internship class will help you make connections between the coursework in your major and the work you do at the internship site.  


Helena Lewis, our Internship Coordinator, will email students when they become eligible to complete an internship.  During your senior year, be on the lookout for that email.  Students must secure their internship placements the semester prior to registration.  So you need to plan ahead.  

Before registering for an internship, you must have:

  • Earned at least 90 credits overall and 21 credits within your major
  • Received a C- or better in SOC 3020 Data Analysis


CCJ placements include (but aren't limited to) police departments and courts at the municipal, county and state level.  Social service placements tend to be at social service agencies at the city, county or state level and private non-profit organizations.  Work with the coordinator, Helena Lewis, to find an organization that works for you.


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