All sociology majors are eligible for Sociology 397 (Field Work in Sociology). In co-operation with UNL's Internship and Cooperative Education office, students may earn up to four hours credit in sociology through an internship with a public or private agency in Nebraska. These internships provide on-the-job experiences in human services, policy, research and management and help to relate this work to the academic program. An internship also helps to build a resume for future employment.
An internship is a great way to make the most of your undergraduate education. An internship can help you to connect what you learn in class to real world applications, and can increase the relevance of your courses. Internships also provide experience that employers look for in job applicants. You can also earn academic credit when you register for SOCI 397. Examples of UNL Sociology student internships include the U.S. Attorney’s Office (District of Nebraska), the Bureau of Sociological Research, Cedar Youth Services, Nebraska Appleseed, the Department of Health and Human Services, Friendship Home, and the Women’s Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County.
To help you find an internship we have organized possible internship locations around the department's main focus areas.
You are not restricted to choosing internships from the list—it is only meant to help you think about possibilities. Descriptions of the internships come from the websites of the organizations. Please contact Dr. Brandon Bosch (Bbosch2@unl.edu) to learn more about internships.
SOCI 397: Internship Experience
SOCI 397 allows you to receive course credits while doing an internship. You must speak with the internship coordinator (Dr. Bosch) before you start the internship in order to register for SOCI 397 and be eligible for credit. You are also encouraged to speak with Dr. Bosch if you would like to learn more about the class and/or help exploring internships that would best fit your interests and strengths. You can also visit “Internships and Focus Areas” for a directory of organizations (with contact information) that offer internships, sorted by the Focus Areas offered by the department.
Many of our students have had very positive experiences with SOCI 397. To get a sense of what some of our students have gotten out of their internships, please see the testimonials.
Undergraduate Internship Coordinator
Dr. Brandon Bosch
Department of Sociology
722 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0324
Phone: (402) 472-6069