If you are earning a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Sociology, then you are required to complete an internship before graduating. This particular requirement is perfect for you to experience the types of careers associated with a sociology degree. It is also a great opportunity to see how sociology works in challenging social problems facing people locally and globally.
While this requirement may seem daunting, the Department of Sociology has developed guidelines and procedures to make selecting and completing your internship experience as painless as possible. As of Spring 2011, all students who need to complete an internship, must submit an internship proposal and be approved by the Department prior to beginning the internship. This process helps students select an internship that best fits their sociological knowledge and skills and provides better faculty oversight to make sure students get the most out of their experience. This Department also has an Internship Supervisor, Dr. Jerrod Yarosh, as well as a Internship Proposal Committee of faculty members that will assist you with your internship decisions. We will announce each semester the deadlines for submitting internship proposals via the Sociology student list-serv, as well as through your academic advisors.
For more information about internships, see:
You can also contact Dr. Jerrod Yarosh by email or phone 828-262-7730 if you have any questions or concerns.