What is an Internship?
Students who major in Sociology have the option of participating in internship opportunities with local businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations to fulfill up to six credit hours of Restricted Electives. This is a great choice for students who want to explore career options, get involved in the community and gain valuable experience in the workforce.
- For Sociology majors ONLY
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Students must have completed SYG 2000 and SYG 2010 and at least 9 upper-level hours in sociology.
- Interested students should contact the Internship Coordinator at the Sociology Department –Dr. Amy Donley
- Once a student has found an internship two things need to happen:
- They must have the Contract Agreement Forms filled out by their internship supervisor at the organization and return to Dr. Amy Donley
- They must set up an appointment with Dr. Amy Donley to fill out a course registration agreement that will enroll them for course credit.
- See the Internship Manual for more information on the application process and choosing an organization.
- Students receive a grade for the internship course. This grade is based on the following: completion of hours, a field journal, a final paper, and an evaluation from their internship supervisor.
Some Participating Organizations
Coalition for the Homeless Federal and Local Law Enforcement
AmeriCorps VISTA Make-A-Wish Foundation
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Miracle of Love
City Year Pace Center for Girls
Covenant House Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
SafeHouse of Seminole Orange Legal
The Christian Sharing Center Federal Bureau of Investigation
UCF Police Department UCF Victim Services
And many more…see Internship Manual for a complete List