BA Sociology 2013-2014 Internship Coordinators
Dr. Nicole Civettini (
Dr. Rafael Narvaez (

Are you interested in a Fall 2013 internship or field experience?

  1. First, read the Handbook (PDF).
  2. Second, complete the online survey - this will serve as your application to the internship.
  3. Third, arrange a time to meet with Dr. Nicole Civettini ( or Dr. Rafael Narvaez ( to discuss your internship plans.
  4. 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 Dr. Civettini or Dr. Narvaez. 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 2013-2014 Internship Coordinators.

Where are our current interns (Summer 2013)?

  • Abby is interning with Winona County CARE which helps with re-entry of jailed offenders in an effort to reduce recidivism.
  • Andrew and Megan are interning at Cornerstone as a Children, Youth, and Families interns. Cornerstone's goal is to prevent abuse through awareness and keeping families safe and healthy.
  • Ashley is interning with Dane County Department of Human Services in Madison, WI. The department helps place children in foster care and find resources for families.
  • Danny is interning with ABC Works, an organization that facilitates employment opportunities for adults with varying degrees and types of disabilities.
  • Evan is interning with Matty's Place Child Advocacy Center, which is part of Family and Children's Center. Matty's Place services to minimize childhood trauma related to child abuse.
  • Hayley is interning with Winona County Human Services, working specifically in the areas of adult mental health, family support, and child protection.
  • Janelle is interning with Evangelical Free Church of America in a program called Trek7 in Thailand. This program works with victims of sex trafficking - aiming to prevent trafficking and provide alternatives to prostitution.
  • Jessica is interning with Nexus, a corporation that has treatment centers in multiple states. They handle foster care and adoption for families.
  • Julia is interning with Mission 21 in Rochester, MN. Mission 21 is an anti-trafficking service provider committed to the complete restoration of child victims of sex trafficking.
  • Karen is interning at the Highland Friendship Club, working with disabled youth and adults to become independent.
  • Katie is interning with Washington County Juvenile Parole and Probation. Katie visits juvenile offenders to create plans for their rehabilitation.
  • Lindsey is interning with a women's shelter called the Lewis House. The Lewis House provides housing resources and support groups for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Michelle is interning with Prime Time, an organization that acts as a intermediary between counties, schools, and after-school programs. Michelle is working specifically with their research and evaluation team.
  • Sarah is interning with the Women's Resource Center in Winona, an advocacy organization dedicated to creating a safer community by ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Where have students interned recently?

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters (Winona) - an organization that matches children with a caring mentor to share time and experiences so that the child becomes a confident and competent adult
    • 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
    • Project Footsteps (Minneapolis) - an organization designed to inspire and empower young people to be agents of social changes in their schools, communities, and organizations
    • Rainbird Foundation (Madison, WI) - a non-profit organization committed to the end of child abuse
    • Resource, Inc. (Minneapolis) - an organization helping people achieve their dreams by finding jobs or recovering from mental illness or chemical dependency
    • Saint Anne of Winona (Winona) - a non-profit healthcare organization, including adult day care and extended healthcare facilities
    • United Way (Winona, MN) - an organization to meet the needs of the community
    • Winona Area Public Schools - Social Work (Winona) - the public education district in Winona
    • Winona County CARE (Winona) - a jail re-entry program intended to reduce recidivism while protecting public safety
    • 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