The sociology internship program is designed to provide juniors and seniors with an opportunity to obtain valuable job-related experience and future employment contacts while still a student. For this directed field experience, students enroll in SOC 4370 and are assigned to an agency of their choice for a volunteer period of 150 hours. Past internship opportunities have included such locations as a mayor's office; police and sheriff departments; the United States Marshals Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.; hospitals; the Department of Human Services; Arkansas Educational Television Network; and numerous human services agencies. Please contact Internship Coordinator Dr. Janet Wilson for additional information on internship opportunities (firstname.lastname@example.org, 450-5580).
Cultural immersion is achieved through Travel Seminar classes that take our students to such places as Belize and Honduras. Students participate in data collection, tour Mayan Ruins, learn traditional dances, assist in the construction of churches, canoe rivers observing the impact of gravel mining, snorkel among beautiful coral reefs, etc. These trips provide students with first-hand experience of third world countries and cultural practices.