The Department of Sociology has an active internship program that places interested undergraduates in a variety of work settings within Guilford County and the surrounding area. The program is designed to provide undergraduates with valuable work experience while also helping them examine their work environment and experiences from a sociological perspective.
The internship process has two components: an application in the Fall semester and the placement in the following Spring. Interested students (who meet the requirements outlined below) must meet with Dr. Stephen Sills to fill out an application and discuss internship locations related to their interests.
Students who are accepted for the program will register for Sociology 599: Internship during the registration period. Students can earn from 3-6 credit hours by working 10-20 hours per week at their placement. The interns must meet on a regular basis for the classroom portion of the course during the spring semester. A liability insurance policy fee is added to this course and may show on your registration/tuition bill.
The following requirements must be met to qualify for the internship:
- Students must be a junior or senior – preferences are given to seniors;
- Students must have Sociology as their primary major;
- Students must have an overall GPA of 2.8;
- Students must provide two letters of recommendation from faculty, one of which must be from a Sociology faculty member.
The following are some examples of locations in which undergraduate Sociology students have completed internships over the past several years:
- Children’s Home Society
- Family Service of the Piedmont
- Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
- Youth Focus
- Legal Aid
- Greensboro Police Department
- One Step Further
- Greensboro Coliseum
- U.S. Marshall’s Service
- Center for Creative Leadership
Student Internship Job Descriptions
Stephen J. Sills, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director, Center for Housing and Community Studies
Undergraduate Director Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MHRA Building 3605 UNCG