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Internship for Credit


Have you secured an internship and do you wish to earn college credit? Apply for SOC 396 "Internship for Credit" through the Sociology Department and earn 1 credit by writing a 9-12 page analytical paper on your internship experience through a sociological lens.

Where have Sociology students interned?

This is a list of recent internships held by Sociology students. Note that not all students received SOC 396 credit for their internships.

  • Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn
  • Children's Defense Fund (Juvenile Justice Policy Intern)
  • Dawn Farm
  • DC Public Defender Service (Intern Investigator)
  • Families for Excellent Schools
  • Food and Wellness Network (Philidelphia)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hispanic Ministry and Social Justice
  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Washington DC)
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • Michigan United.
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • NAACP Washington Bureau
  • Office of Police Complaints (Washington DC)
  • Project Hope Alliance
  • Public Defender of Washtenaw (Intern for Federal District Judge).
  • Public Defender Service (District of Columbia)
  • Quicken Loans
  • Red Cross
  • Samaritas - New American Services
  • Startup Refugees (NGO in Helsinki, Finland)
  • U.S. Department of State
  • United Community Housing Coalition
  • Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender
  • Women's Law Project (Philadelphia)

Apply for Internship Credit (SOC 396)

You can earn 1 credit per internship for relevant experiences paired with thoughtful sociological inquiry. The credit is earned not necessarily by the time spent in the internship setting, but by crafting an academic essay connecting a significant experience “in the field” to coursework within the department.

SOC 396 is graded as credit/no credit (CR/NC). The course may be repeated for a second credit hour but only if the internships are in different settings.

Regular credit exclusions and limitations apply for the Sociology major, LJSC minor, and SHM minor (limit of experiential credit). SOC 396 will count as elective credit toward the Sociology major but will need to be requested and approved for the LJSC, SHM, and SSW minors/subplans. 

How Do I Apply?

Earning the Credit