Internship Course for Sociology Majors

The Department of Sociology offers a one-semester internship course as a part-time, normally unpaid supervised field placement for academically strong third-year and fourth-year sociology majors. The goal is to help give students basic skills required for employment in nonprofit organizations in the social services or arts management.

Course Structure:

The course consists of 6 hours per week in worksite activities over a period of 8 weeks (a total of 48 hours of worksite activities) as well as classroom instruction during part of the term.
The course is worth three credit hours and will be offered in the Winter term.
In this course students participate in organized work activities which meet both their academic requirements and the organization’s needs. By reflecting on their work experiences students should gain a broader appreciation of sociology as a discipline, strengthen their interpersonal and communication skills, and acquire an enhanced sense of how to apply academic knowledge in a work situation.
The instructor will attempt to find suitable job placements in St. John’s for students who apply before October 15.


If you are interested in taking this course, Sociology 4100, please contact Susanne Ottenheimer via email at:

No applications will be accepted after October 15th, unless the applicant can find his or her own placement. Admission is competitive and limited to fifteen students. Acceptance into the course will depend on the strength of the applicant’s academic record, the amount of previous community service, and a suitable match between available work placements and the applicant’s personal strengths. Applications should include a resume, a brief statement highlighting occupational skills, and the names and addresses of at least two referees.


Department of Sociology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000