Gain Experience before Graduation

Internships in Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology provide students with invaluable experience in social services, government, non-profit, juvenile and adult treatment programs, and local law enforcement agencies. Students work with professionals, gaining practical, transferable skills for a broad array of future careers.

Reach out to your academic advisor, Dr. Desiree Wiesen-Martin (Criminology internship coordinator), or Dr. Erik Withers (Sociology internship coordinator) with additional questions

A group of interns listen to their supervisor.

The Process of Getting an Internship

Step 1: Complete the Application for Internship or Certification Program form at Application for Internship or Certification Program

Step 2: Meet with the appropriate internship coordinator, for Sociology, Dr. Erik Withers and for Criminology, Dr. Desireé Wiesen-Martin. Prior to this meeting you should identify, if possible, the type of internship placement you would like. Examples of prior internships can be found below.

  • For Summer internships you should do this by December 10th.
  • For Fall internships you should do this by the March 10th.
  • For Spring internships, you should do this by September 10th. 

Step 3: Have or get an up-to-date resume. Set up an appointment with Career Services to go over the construction of an appropriate.

Step 4: Contact agencies or organizations. It is valuable to sit down again with the internship coordinator with a template of what you intend to say.

  • If you are going to call the agency, practice what you will say to them. 
  • If you are going to email them, it needs to be a professional email.

Sociology Internships

Eagan, MNProAct Inc. 
Edina, MNMarch of Dimes 
Hastings, MNHastings Family Services
New Chance 
Minneapolis, MNAbbott Northwestern Hospital 
Allina Health Systems 
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies 
Center of the American Experiment 
Tubman (merge of Chrysalis & Tubman Family Serivces) 
Rochester, MNMayo Clinic 
Shoreview, MNNortheast Youth and Family Services 
St. Paul, MNAmerican Red Cross 
Second Harvest Heartland 
WoodburyACR Homes, Inc. 
AmeryNorthwest Counseling and Guidance Clinic 
EllsworthPierce County Human Services 
Pierce County Victim/Witness Assistance Program
HudsonSt. Croix County Victim/Witness Program 
St. Croix County Veteran's Service Office 
MenomonieDunn Co. Victim/Witness Program 
New RichmondSt. Croix County Family & Children's Services 

Criminology Internships

Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

333 Kleinpell Fine Arts
River Falls, WI 54022