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Sociology Internship Seminar

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If you have questions about the internship program, please send them to Dr. Dustin Kidd (dkidd@temple.edu).

 

The sociology internship program provides a learning experience that unites the core concepts of sociology with professional organizational settings and the community as a whole, while also guiding students as they transition into their own professional lives. Students who participate in the Sociology Internship Seminar are expected to serve an average of 10 hours per week in a local internship placement.  In addition, students attend class seminar meetings and perform weekly assignments.  The course schedule lists the class meeting day and time.  Students must be available during this time. Once you are accepted to the program, you still need to enroll yourself.

 

To participate in the Sociology Internship Seminar, students must complete the application below. 

 

Students may find their own internship placement or request placement assistance from the internship director. The department can only assist with placement by making recommendations using a database of possible internships.  The responsibility for obtaining placement rests solely with the student. Any student who is unable to obtain a placement will not be able to participate in the Sociology Internship Seminar.  The deadline for obtaining an internship is three weeks before the first day of the semester. 

 

Note that most organizations have formal application procedures that may require submission of a cover letter, resume, application or writing sample, as well as an interview.  Students who obtain their own placement should communicate with the internship director to ensure that the internship fits the goals of the program.

 

Sample Placement Sites

Adelphi Research Group

AVID

Campaign for Working Families

Center City Crime Victims Services

Equality PA

Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund

Jumpstart

Nationalities Service Center

Philadelphia VIP

Philadelphia Workers Association

Please Touch Museum

Project H.O.M.E.

Research for Action

Spiral Q Puppet Theater

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

 

Useful Resources

Temple University Career Center

Campus Philly

College of Liberal Arts Professional Development Center

Experience! Philadelphia

Idealist

Internships.com (PA page)

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

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