Students of Sociology are always encouraged to gain practical experience while they are enrolled in the program at CSU, Sacramento. Involvement in the internship program is an excellent way to explore the real world of sociology outside of the classroom. Many students already work in a related field and can gain university credit through organized documentation of their experience. Others consult with the internship coordinator and find a setting suitable to the student's desired sociological emphasis. We always have more internships than we have student interns, so finding an intership that will facilitate students' educational goals is rarely a problem.

Sociology Internship syllabus: SOC 195/295 Syllabus

A. To Enroll:

  1. See Professor Varano in Amador 454D, or call 278-6675, or email


  2. Call the Sociology Department Front Office at 916.278.6522
    • before the semester to see what our offerings are 
    • during the first week of the semester to enroll

B. You MAY NOT enroll in internships through My SacState

C. Examples of Available Internships:

Criminal Justice System
California Youth Authority Parole and Reception Center
Friends Outside
District Attorney's Office 

Youth Groups
Child Abuse Council 

Women's Programs
Commission on Status of Women 

Community Organizations
Human Rights and Fair Housing
Sacramento County Planning 

Research Opportunities
March of Dimes
Community Service Planning Council 

... and others 

Review our Resource Materials (AMD 450); we have many more available