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. Michael Armato
  • They must set up an appointment with Dr. Michael Armato 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.

Course Requirements

  • 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