Internship Opportunities

The Department of 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. 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.
1.  The Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions (on campus) has seven available internships, all remote and in a variety of disciplines.  There are possibilities for 20hrs/wk in the summer and approximately 10/wk for the fall semester.   Please see the posted positions in CareerLink.
2.  Maine Career Catalyst is offering 20, $1000 internship stipends for BIPOC students in Maine through their Equity in Internships Program.  Please see the email below regarding information about applying. The stipends are available to cover necessary out-of-pocket costs, including transportation, room, and board or other internship-related costs. The deadline for submissions is May 21, with recipients announced on May 28. Visit The Maine Career Catalyst Website to apply.

Common Cause – looks like the internships are gone, but there is still a chance to volunteer:

Common Cause is organizing a grassroots campaign to pass the For the People Act, an essential piece of legislation that would reform and protect voting rights for all Americans, and we are hoping to recruit volunteers and one or more interns to help build out the campaign.

We are organizing weekly phonebanks, textbanks, and generating letters to the editor, and for that we need a committed base of volunteers to help us pass this once-in-a-generation piece of legislation. We have a number of volunteer positions, leadership positions and advocacy training opportunities for students and community members.

This link includes our general volunteer interest form, and our weekly phonebank schedule that you can forward to your students:

Contact: Scott Turcotte (he/him), Organizer, Common Cause., (207) 557-8079


Casa De Esperanza:  Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.  For a complete description visit:  Our application can be found at:  For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge 713-529-0639  CASA FLYER


City Internships

Information for 2021

There is still good availability for our Programs across London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Dublin, Barcelona and Madrid. All Programs include a guaranteed internship in a student’s industry of choice.

In my previous email, I mentioned that our Student Aid scheme is again available this year, however I have received a few requests for clarification on what it is and how it works. 

Through generous CI Alumni, our Student Aid offering grants up to $3,263 towards a CI Program of choice. All students and recent graduates are eligible for some aid, irrespective of where they study, and the average award last year was just under $2,000. Your students may make a student aid application here at no cost.

We will endeavor to provide as much support as possible to your students, but sadly it is not an unlimited resource! As such, I would again encourage your students who aim to rely on our Student Aid offering to submit an application to a Program sooner rather than later.


Have you always wanted to work on women & gender issues in other countries? Please read the NGOabroad website and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: It is recommended that you apply by March for summer placement. Programs are ongoing.


Summer internships at Big Island Farms in Hawaii.


The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School specializes in community-based projects and trains students on how to conduct ethnographic research. Located on a small Mexican Caribbean island, much of the student research is focused on community needs per their request. We also encourage students to have their research align with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This allows for the students to not only consider their research within the context of theory and previous research or how it can impact the local community, but also how it can be of service in a much larger global effort and context.
Some of our current areas of interest: Culture & Environment, Latin America & Caribbean, Medical Anthropology, Gender & Identity, History, Space & Meaning, and Economic Development. There is a wide variety of subjects for research. In the past, some students have conducted research on diabetes, body image and health, GLBT+ identity, teenage pregnancy, HIV and Dengue Fever prevention, Catholic and Maya religion, Economic Development and tourism, Sea Turtle, reef and Whale Shark conservation.
For more information, please see our website:


Hands for Others (H40) has global internships that include online course work, local mentors, and global vision possibilities. Their contact is Zak Shellabarger, Project Director, Hands 4 Others(805) 750-4387 (No deadline indicated)


SAMHSA INTERNSHIPS: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is dedicated to building a diverse workforce that will lead the nation in implementing evidence-based practices and programs that improve the delivery of services. The SAMHSA Internship Program is part of the agency’s efforts to attract the best and brightest and is open to highly qualified college and university students with interest and experience in the following areas: Public health, Behavioral and social sciences, Public policy, Health administration, Information technology, Business administration, Business communications. Application Deadline: Fall and Spring of each year


Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates (MVRA), located in Bangor, is seeking individuals who are interested in an internship. Contact Ashley Worster, Program Coordinator at 990-1666. (Deadline not specified.)


The National Peace Corps Association has internships available. (deadlines vary)


Pathways to Science has many opportunities for STEM internships and other opportunities for undergraduates. (various deadlines)

The Borgen Project, a national campaign focused on alleviating poverty in developing nations, has internships available. Through securing support from congressional leaders, we hope to pass bills and mobilize citizens to become more knowledgeable and active on development and foreign aid policies. We’ve got internship and volunteer opportunities opening in our Seattle office and nationwide. Below I’ve listed some websites giving more information. If you would please pass this information along to your students at the start of the school year I would greatly appreciate it.


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)


Internship Opportunities at International Institute of New England. There are internship opportunities each semester at their Boston, Lowell and New Hampshire locations.