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 resumes. 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. Examples of internship sites our students have worked at include Equality Virginia, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Planned Parenthood, Neighborhood Resource Center, Safe Harbor Shelter, and local community gardens. Check here for a running list of internship options or check out ConnectVA for a comprehensive list of organizations in the Richmond area.
Junior and Senior Sociology majors with a minimum 2.7 GPA may enroll in SOCY 493 (Field Internship) for a one-time three credit course and 150 hours of internship work over the course of one semester. Please contact internship coordinator, Dr Meredith Katz, email@example.com, to learn more about the sociology internship program.