Internships in the sociology department offer you the chance to work directly in the community, giving you hands-on experience in a variety of settings and fields, including law, social work, education, and with non-profit organizations. While most students do their internships during the semester in and around South Bend, others participate in the summer not only near Notre Dame but throughout the world. 

There are many benefits to be gained from doing an internship in sociology. Internships not only afford you the opportunity to put what you learn in the classroom into practice but also to develop new skills. Doing an internship can help you with your future career plans — “Do I want to be a lawyer?” “Is teaching right for me?” “Do I want to go into social work?” You can even use your internship as research for a senior thesis, capstone, or class paper. Internships in Sociology also give you the chance to help others in direct, practical, and meaningful ways.  

Finding and Funding Your Internship

Undergraduate Career Services

The Center for Career Development offers assistance in finding a summer internship.

Popular Internships

For more information please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mim Thomas, at or make an appointment.