Whether you have a strong idea about what you would like to do after college or are looking to test out a particular field, doing an internship is a great way to explore and refine your interests—not to mention make connections, gain experience, and earn college credit along the way! Sociology majors can replace one of their 200-level Sociology electives with a 4-credit internship, with prior approval. 

UMass Amherst Sociology majors have taken advantage of a wide array of internships from positions related to human resources, corporate communications, and market research to social work, advocacy, political campaigns, and law enforcement. Some recent internship placements include:

ABC Television
American Cancer Society
Berkshire Superior Court
Border Angels
Boston Public Schools
Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield
Condé Nast Magazine, NYC
Full Circle Adoptions
Gandara Center
Hewlett Packard
Hampshire County Jail
Hampshire County Criminal Court
MA District Attorney’s Office
MA Department of Youth Services
Media Education Foundation
North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Political Research Associates
ServiceNet, Inc.
Springfield City Council
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Washington Center (The), Dept. of Homeland Security
WEEI 850 AM Sports Radio

To learn more about internship opportunities in Sociology, please contact Kat Fabel, Director of Undergraduate Advising.