Internship Program

Interested in doing an internship for credit? 

The Sociology and Criminology Department offers a 3 or 6 credit upper division course that gets you out in the community. If you are interested in getting some practical experience in the community either out of intellectual curiosity or for professional development or both, consider taking the Sociology and Criminology Department’s internship course. The course, taught by Dr. Colin Olson, introduces the civic and professional aspects of internships and helps students develop the skills of an organizational ethnographer. At the end of the semester students write a short ethnographic paper on their internship site.

  •  3 and 6 credit hour options
  • 10-20 hours weekly field experience
  • Junior and Senior Status
  • Fall/Spring Semesters
  • 1 hour of hybrid weekly small group discussions of organizational ethnography

Students meeting the following minimum qualifications can be considered for an internship placement:

  • Major GPA of 3.0
  • Junior or Senior student standing
  • Must be able to commit at least 10 hours in the coming semester to the internship.

Application for Sociology/Criminology Internship (SOC 488)  (download application and flyer). 

NOTE: If you have already completed or are currently enrolled in Sociology 488 and want to take the course a second time, fill out this application.

Possible Internship Placements

Contact Information:

Dr. Colin Olson, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
MSC05 3080
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-277-2501