Internship Proposal Guidelines

Prior to registering for internship credit hours, students must successfully complete SOC 4390 Applied Sociology Seminar and an internship proposal to be reviewed by the Internship Proposal Committee (see the Internship Coordinator, Amber Gregory, for questions). Students will be required to submit their internship proposals to Dr. Yarosh by the announced deadline listed below. The Internship Proposal Committee will review and either accept, request revisions, or reject the proposals. Students are not allowed more than two submitted revisions of their proposals. After two revisions, it is an automatic rejection and students will have to reapply the following semester.

If the deadline is not met or the student cannot complete the requested revisions, students MUST wait until the following semester (Fall or Spring semesters only) for approval – which means you CANNOT register for your internship until after the approval process has been completed. NO exceptions will be made! Students will NOT be able to begin an internship without committee approval of their proposal.

General Internship Proposal Guidelines and Requirements

(See Amber Gregory, Internship Coordinator, for specific instructions)

Deadline

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS STARTING SUMMER AND FALL 2020 IS MARCH 4TH  BY 5PM. YOUR PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY E-MAIL TO Amber Gregory, Internship Coordinator. 


Proposal Format

All proposals should be typed, double spaced using Times New Roman 12 point font and one-inch margins on all sides. Proposals should be approximately 2-3 pages in length and be organized in the following manner:

  • Personal Information: Please provide your full name, concentration area, anticipated graduation date, and your career plans.
  • Internship Organization Mission and Description: Briefly explain the mission of the organization you hope to work with as well as a brief description of the population they serve, and what services they provide. You may also want to explain how the internship will assist with your later career aspirations.
  • Internship Duties and Responsibilities: This section will aid you in developing the focus of your internship and what knowledge and skills you hope to gain from the experience. Be sure to include what your duties and responsibilities will be during the course of your internship.
  • Learning Goals: To help you further develop what you hope to gain from your internship experience, you should develop some broad learning goals (at least 6). Learning goals are essentially what you hope to learn, gain from, or observe during your internship. At least 3 of these goals should utilize specific sociological concepts. You also need to list at least two ways (objectives) in which you will achieve these goals through your internship and how you will demonstrate your accomplishments to the Sociology Department's internship supervisor.
  • Back-up Plan: If your first choice for an internship falls through, then we want you to provide us information on an alternative choice for an internship. You should include a brief explanation of the organization's mission and description like what you provided for your first choice.

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