Sociology Internship Program Information
The Internship Program provides upper-division students at SUNY Geneseo with an opportunity to gain meaningful field experience with public and private companies and agencies. Qualified Students supplement classroom learning with first-hand experience in professional settings which are appropriate for their academic background and career objectives. We expect that the student will gain from this experience, and that the intern will be of assistance to the sponsoring agency.
Admission Requirements and Procedures
The following minimum requirements establish eligibility for admission to the Internship Program:
1. Normally Junior or Senior class standing (may include selected sophomores)
2. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 in major prerequisite courses (exceptions may be made if Department chair believes a compelling reason exists for doing so)
3. Submission to departmental internship coordinator (or other departmental representative) of application form, current resume, and latest unofficial transcript (recommendations may be required, forms will be provided)
4. An interview with the departmental internship coordinator (or other departmental representative) may be required
5. Students accepted into the Internship Program will be so notified by their major department
Registration and Credit
1. Students cannot register for the Internship Program by themselves. The student and faculty director will fill out a contract form. Registration for the internship is completed by the departmental coordinator (or other departmental representative) the first week of classes, upon receipt of the internship contract.
2. The intern will be enrolled under a department course SOCL 377 (3 credits only), SOCL 395 or INTD 395 and will earn a total of 3-15 credits according to the contract hour chart.
3. Failure to complete all requirements for the internship will lead to an incomplete or unsatisfactory grade to be given by the faculty director.
4. Internship credits will be counted as part of the maximum semester hours allowed within a department.
5. The maximum number of internship credits which may be applied toward requirements in the major will be six credits or less, as determined by the major department. The maximum number of internship credits allowed in a minor will be three credits, unless the internship is a specified requirement in the minor.
6. The maximum number of internship credits allowed for the degree is 15.
7. We encourage students to register for no more than 16 hours (including the internship) during a semester in which they are doing the internship.
8. Student cannot take Socl 377 and Socl 395 at the same time.
9. If a student has taken Socl 395 in a previous semester, the student cannot take Socl 377 in subsequent semester.
10. A student may take Socl 377 and then Socl 395 in a subsequent semester.
Requirements and Evaluation
1. The specific field duties and responsibilities of the intern will be agreed to by the intern coordinator, faculty director, field supervisor, and the intern, and will be outlined in the internship contract.
2. Interns should understand that their field performance will be evaluated by their field supervisor’s terminating their field placement.
3. Student interns shall keep confidential any information designated by the sponsor as privileged.
4. Interns are responsible for providing their own information designated by the sponsor as privileged.
5. The course grade will be determined by specific academic requirements which are appropriate to the field placement, and are established by the faculty director. The requirements may differ slightly from department to department, but will generally include the following:
Students interested in obtaining more information on completing an internship in their major should contact their departmental internship coordinator or department chairperson. Any student may also contact Dr. Susan Bailey, College Internship Coordinator, Erwin 106, for further information.