The Department of Sociology encourages all of its majors to pursue an internship. Internships provide students an opportunity to use the knowledge they gain in the classroom and put it to practical use outside of the classroom.
Majors in Sociology have sought internships from an ever-growing list of sites, including:
- The American Civil Liberties Union
- The Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection
- The Make-A-Wish Foundation
There are countless other local internship opportunities that students can pursue, involving childhood counseling & education, hospitals & healthcare, psychological & substance-abuse counseling, criminal justice, business, and law, among others.
For many students, the study of sociology can be enriched by learning experiences in other countries. The Department of Sociology encourages our students to consider adding a study abroad component to their undergraduate experience. The department is home to two popular study abroad programs, including the Pitt in Greece and Pitt in Cyprus programs, lead by Dr. Mike Epitropoulos.
For more information on the various study abroad programs that are available to Pitt students, consult the study abroad office.