BA Sociology Internship Coordinators
Dr. Nicole Civettini (email@example.com)
Dr. Aurea Osgood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you interested in a Summer 2013 internship or field experience?
- First, read the Handbook (PDF).
- Second, complete the online survey - this will serve as your application to the internship.
Third, arrange a time to meet with Dr. Nicole Civettini (email@example.com) or Dr. Aurea Osgood (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your internship plans.
- Finally, when you have had your internship experience approved, you and your site supervisor should complete the contract (PDF) and return the original signed forms to either Dr. Civettini or Dr. Osgood. Once these contracts are signed, you will be given a blue card for registration.
What is the value of an internship experience?
The internship or field experience in sociology will provide you with the practical experience and an opportunity to integrate and apply classroom skills and knowledge in a professional setting.
Internships and field experiences are meant to help you more easily transition from college classroom learning to professional employment.
The experience will give students a chance to try out skills and "try on" a career to see if it meets your needs and expectations.
Through the internship or field experience you will continue your education, deepen your knowledge, add to and improve your skill set and enhance your understanding of the complexities of society, communities, agencies and private enterprises.
Each gives you the opportunity to (1) explore a particular field or occupation, (2) explore different roles and relationships within an organization, (3) apply and expand upon knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, (4) help an organization meet its goals, (5) develop professional relationships and (6) work toward obtaining professional employment.
How can I apply for the intership experience?
Contact the Internship Coordinators: Dr. Nicole Civettini (email@example.com) and Dr. Aurea Osgood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where are our current interns (Spring 2013)?
- Jenny is at Saint Anne of Winona (Winona). Jenny is working primarily with the recreation department at this local nursing home. Jenny's goal is to become a geriatric counselor and has recently been accepted to graduate school.
Nicole is at Big Brothers Big Sisters (Winona). Nicole is working with both "Littles" and "Bigs" in their matches, as well as lots of behind the scenes work. Nicole is planning a career with a non-profit organization.
Rashad is at Resource, Inc. (Minneapolis). Rashad is working with children ages 5-15 whose mothers are working toward recovery. Rashad is looking at law schools after graduation.
Dan is at Project Footsteps (Minneapolis). Dan's organization aims to inspire and empower youth to become agents of change. He is working specifically with issues of bullying.
Alisha is at Winona County CARE (Winona). Winona County CARE is a re-entry program designed to reduce recidivism. Alisha hopes to find a job just like this after graduation.
Ellie is at Winona Area Public Schools (Winona). Ellie is interning as a school social workers with the local middle school, high school, and an elementary school. Ellie is planning to earn a Master's degree in social work at Augsburg College.
Maria is at the Women's Resource Center (Winona). Maria is also training to be an advocate with the WRC. Maria is planning to earn an Master's degree in social work.
Cody is at the Rainbird Foundation (Madison). Cody is working with an organization whose mission is to take a stand against child abuse. He is researching child abuse and connections with civil rights.
Where have students interned recently?
Chaska Parks and Recreation Department (Chaska, MN) - part of the city government, providing leisure activities and programming
Crisis Connection (Minneapolis, MN) - a non-profit agency that provides 24-hour crisis counseling by phone or text
Elim Shores (Eden Prairie, MN) - an independent and assisted living community
Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center - SCY Center (Winona, MN) - a treatment center to serve youth
Mower County Senior Center (Austin, MN) - a non-profit organization for programming and activity
United Way (Winona, MN) - an organization to meet the needs of the community
Women's Resource Center of Winona (Winona, MN) - an organization dedicated to creating a safer community by eliminating violence
360 Communities (Burnsville, MN) - an organization that uses community engagement to positively shape the future of our communities