Sociology Internship Program

Sociology Internship Program

Receive credit and work in an area of your interest!

Internships in the fields of sociology, social work, and criminology and criminal justice are available to our sociology majors. The internship program is designed to place our majors with, and work in, public or private agencies that are compatible with their interests.

Internship Coordinator and Course Instructor:

Ms. Shelley Brown

Office: 230 Daniel Hall

Phone: 372-6122


Prerequisite: Students must be sociology majors (which includes those on the general track, criminology and criminal justice concentration, and social work concentration) and have completed at least 9 hours in sociology/criminal justice/social work coursework and have completed 60 hours of university credit prior to placement. Also, they must have a 2.0 GPA for 3 hour course, a 2.5 GPA for 6 hour course, and a 3.0 GPA for any additional hours.

Course Details:

Students may take a maximum of two internships for up to a total of 6 hours of Internship. Up to 6 hours may be taken for upper division credit to fulfill major or minor requirements with any additional hours counting as upper division general elective hours.

The internship is offered every fall and spring semester, and most summers.

Interested students should discuss the internship with their faculty mentors and academic advisors and then contact Ms. Shelley Brown via email ( with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. T number
  3. Major and concentration
  4. Any previous internships (SOC/CJ/SW 4900 or 4901) completed
  5. Expected graduation
  6. The type of internship you wish to register for - SOC 4900, CJ 4900, or SW 4900

Once permits have been issued, you will be contacted via email to register for the course. A mandatory orientation for review the requirements and to complete the necessary paper work will be scheduled a few weeks after course registration begins.


Potential Internship Agencies

Majors have the option to intern at many agaencies throughout Tennessee and beyond  Our students have worked with many agencies but we are always open to letting our students explore new opportunities.

See a List of Agencies Here

Steps for the Internship

If you are interested in an internship, start by meeting with your major advisor to discuss placements and requirements. Next, identify and contact some agencies you might be interested in interning with. 

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Internship


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