Sociology Internships - Spring 2017
During Spring Semester 2017, twenty-one students participated in sociology internships. By taking academic credit for professional experience, these students applied and extended their knowledge of sociology and expanded their skill sets. That’s why Sociology Internship (SOCI 498) is classified as a “service learning” course. Sociology interns contributed a whopping 4,265 service hours; almost all were volunteer hours, but a select few students were paid for their internship work. An impressive array of internship experiences were afforded students in a variety of placement agencies, including:
- Residential mental health care – Aware, Inc.
- Youth programs – Flagship Program, Campfire Programs, Boys and Girls Clubs
- Developing of record-keeping software - Flagship Program
- Recreation and craft programs for seniors – Village Senior Residence
- Services to victims of intimate partner violence – YWCA Pathways Program
- International student services – UM’s Global Engagement Services
- Student lobbying during the Montana Legislative Session - MontPIRG
- Law enforcement services – Missoula Police Department, Missoula County Sheriff’s Department, and Hamilton City Police Department
- Probation services – Montana State Probation and Parole and US Probation and Pretrial Services
- Case file review for exoneration – Innocence Project
- Driver's license reinstatement program -- Public Defender’s Office
- Treatment coordinator for pre-release program – Missoula Correctional Services
A special thanks to these agencies for providing internship experience to sociology students!