Internships

The internship program at VCU is designed to provide students with an applied social science opportunity combining practical work experience with academic knowledge. Internships afford students opportunities to explore potential future working environments of interest, prepare students for graduate study, and build their resume. Employers and graduate schools are increasingly searching for students who have some professional experience in their field. An internship is a great opportunity for students to gain real world experience and increase their competitiveness.

Internships in the Richmond area are abundant. Some examples of internship sites student currently work at include Equality Virginia, Neighborhood Resource Center, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, Safe Harbor and local community gardens.

Undergraduate students enroll in SOCY 493 (Field Internship) for three credits and 150 hours of internship work. Please contact internship coordinator, Gay Cutchin, dcutchin@vcu.edu,  to learn more about the sociology internship program.