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Careers in Sociology - Internship Opportunities (updated 4-15-14)

The Departmentof Sociology offers an internship program in which students who have senior standing and a 3.0 GPA can receive academic credits for working as an intern. Click here for more information on our program.

Links to internship opportunities we have learned about:

Check back often as we will post new opportunities as we hear of them.

Food AND Medicine and Eastern Maine Labor Council Movement-Building Summer Fellowship 2014. $4000 stipend + Efficiency Houseing (Deadline May 1)

Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a summer intern program for Maine residents. You need to show that you qualify for financial aid. (Deadline April 22)

Langer Research: (Professor Barkan received this via email) Interesting, engaging survey research work in a collegial setting. Accuracy and sharp thinking are key. Single slot. Undergraduate or graduate student considered. Ten to 12 weeks, full-time preferred, intern-type pay, located on the low-rent Upper West Side of Manhattan.  If you’re interested, please send an e-mail with the word Internship and your last name in the subject line, a resume, a writing/analysis sample and a brief how-d’ya-do, to  Gary Langer (212) 456-2624 (no deadline listed)

New Era Colorado is now accepting applications for their Democracy Fellows Program. This summer, they are offering a full-time summer fellowship program in Denver to train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. (Application deadline April 25)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) internship for Summer 2014.  (Application deadline is April 18)

NARAL Pro-Choice CT has internships available. (No deadline indicated)

Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School (on the small Caribbean island, Isla Mujeres, Mexico). Visit their Facebook page. We encourage Undergraduate and Graduate students from the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Forestry, fine art, music (we actually highlight local island artists on our facebook page) and other fields who are interested in learning Ethnographic Field Research Methods and techniques to attend the Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School. (Deadline not specified)

NASA Research and Internship Opportunities can be found here. Many are paid! Deadlines vary.

Internships in Criminal Justice at U North Carolina (posted 1-17-2013)

UMaine Innovate for Maine Internships (posted 1-17-2013)

Internship Opportunities at International Institute of New England


Hi Professor Huisman,

A few years back your class, Women & Immigration, sparked my interests in the immigration field and led me to find an internship at the International Institute of New England (IINE), a refugee resettlement agency. In lieu of my involvement with IINE I was recently hired by the organization as a full time staff member. I am reaching out to you in hopes of extending the opportunity for other UMaine students to intern here at IINE this summer, or further down the road. If you have any students that might be interested in working in the immigration field this would be an exciting opportunity and would be a great place to gain experience. I have attached information for the two programs I directly oversee, but we also have opportunities in our Resettlement, Case Management, and Workforce Development departments as well. More information on those can be found on our website at If you know of anyone that might interested, please feel free to pass on my information and have them contact me directly.


Joel Dooling Employment Specialist International Institute of Boston (617) 695-9990 x 171

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