Gain Experience, Make Connections

A Foot In The Door

A Sociology internship gives you real-life experience as you apply your studies to an area of your choice. Expand your interests and discover new ones as you create a network and gain an edge for your future job search.

You may do internships anytime throughout your college career. As your senior capstone, you may do a 150-hour internship (SOC487) for 3 credits and take the internship seminar (SOC492) for 1 credit. Prerequisites for the the senior capstone are SOC210, SOC301 or SOC302, SOC311, and SOC313.

Looking for an Internship? Follow These Steps:

    1. It is your responsibility to set up your internship; the Department of Sociology does not arrange or facilitate placement.
    2. We recommend reaching out to your personal networks as a resource as well as researching organizations where you are interested in interning. For ideas on suitable organizations, scroll down this page for past Sociology internship providers. Many are local — Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or Denver and other surrounding areas. However, Sociology students have also completed internships across the United States and in foreign countries. Visit Handshake (formerly CareerRAM) through CSU’s Career Center for current openings. At times organizations contact the Department of Sociology directly, and we list the openings here.
    3. Contact organizations directly to find out what opportunities are available. If an organization is listed below, it means they have worked with our students in the past, but there is no guarantee they have current openings. Internships choices are endless – feel free to contact organizations beyond those listed below.
    4. Start early and pursue multiple possibilities to ensure the best fit possible. Please note that internships in the criminal justice field usually require a background check which may take several weeks.
    5. Be sure the internship aligns with your academic field of study and your career goals, and that it will allow you to work at least 150 hours.

SOC487 and SOC492 Credits

  1.  Complete SOC210, SOC301 or SOC302, SOC311, and SOC313.
  2. Two initial forms are required for SOC487 and SOC492 credits. Get the forms from the Sociology main office in Clark B258 or download them here: Acceptance Contract for Internship Placement (which must be signed by your internship provider) and the Internship Registration Form. Return both forms to the Sociology Main Office in Clark B258.
  3. Once approved, you will be allowed to register for SOC487 and SOC492. SOC487 provides the 3 academic credits for your 150 hours of internship work. SOC492 is the accompanying seminar and provides 1 academic credit. Register for both for a total of 4 credits. We prefer that you register for both SOC487 and SOC492 during the same academic semester. However, you may request a different arrangement with the Internship Coordinator. Please indicate this on your Registration Form by indicating the preferred semester and year for each course.
  4. Begin your 150 hours at your internship and attend the seminar.
  5. To receive a grade for your internship hours, have your supervisor fill out and return the Internship Evaluation Form. Get it from our main office or download it hereWhen signing the initial contract, the agency agrees to complete CSU’s Evaluation Form. It is the student’s responsibility to take to the Evaluation Form to the supervisor and to ensure that the proper directions for submitting the evaluation are available to the supervisor. The Evaluation Form or letter of recommendation is to be submitted to the Sociology Internship Coordinator, or to the Sociology Main Office in Clark B258.
  6. Your supervisor can also provide a letter of recommendation.

If you have already completed 150 hours at an internship and want to apply it retroactively to our internship program, fill out and turn in the Internship Registration Form, and contact our Internship Coordinator for the  Retroactive Internship Form. Have your supervisor follow the directions on the form.


Please contact the Sociology Internship Coordinator

Sociology Graduates Have Successfully Found Internships in Organizations
in Many Career Areas, Including:

  • Colorado Academy of the Arts
  • Fort Collins Museum
  • Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Loveland Museum and Gallery
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography
  • Advantage Sign Company
  • Clean Air Lawn Care
  • Click Media Services
  • Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance
  • Downtown Business Association
  • Event Planning Services – Lory Student Center
  • Johnson Drug Testing
  • Lock Safe Systems
  • Mackenzie Place
  • Marriot Hotel
  • Nelligan Sports Marketing
  • Northern Colorado Feeders Supply
  • Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply
  • Triple Crown Sports
  • USA Liberty Arms
  • Vladimir Frank Architects
  • Walt Disney World Resorts
  • Denver Juvenile Probation
  • Division of Youth Corrections
  • Eighth Judicial Probation Department
  • Fort Collins Department of Corrections, Parole Division
  • Greeley Probation
  • Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Unit
  • Larimer County Community Corrections - Residential Program
  • Larimer County Detention Center
  • Nineteenth Judicial Probation
  • State of Colorado Probation Department
  • State of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections
  • Colorado State Public Defender
  • District Attorney – Eighth Judicial District
  • District Attorney – El Paso County
  • District Attorney – Fourth Judicial District
  • District Attorney – Larimer County
  • District Attorney – Nineteenth Judicial District
  • District Attorney – Twentieth Judicial District
  • District Attorney – Victim Advocacy Unit
  • Larimer County Public Defender
  • Milliken Community Court
  • Weld County Public Defender
Disaster and Risk Management
  • American Red Cross: Mile High Chapter
  • Boulder Office of Emergency Management
  • Center for Integrated Disaster Preparedness
  • City of Fort Collins Office of Emergency Management
  • City of Fort Collins Streets
  • City of Loveland / Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • ClimateWise, City of Fort Collins
  • Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Colorado State University: Environmental Health Services/ Emergency Management
  • Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation: Animal Emergency Management Program
  • Denver Health & Hospital Authority, Paramedic Division
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Douglas County Office of Emergency Management
  • Earthquake Safety Implementation Program
  • Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI) Global
  • Estes Park Office of Emergency Management
  • FEMA Corps
  • Jackson County Emergency Management
  • Lake County Emergency Management
  • Larimer County Commissioner’s Office
  • Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
  • Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Denver)
  • NoCo Rebuilding Network
  • Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (Denver)
  • San Luis Valley Regional Emerency Preparedness and Response
  • Trauma, Health & Hazards Centers at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Wide Area Recovery & Resiliency Program (WARRP)
  • Bill Reed Middle School (Loveland)
  • Colorado GEAR UP
  • Community Literacy Center at CSU
  • CSU Athletics Department
  • CSU Alumni Association
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado – Fort Collins Service Center
  • GLBT Resource Center at CSU
  • Irish Elementary
  • Larimer County Community College
  • Poudre School District
  • Vrain Valley School District
  • TEAM Fort Collins
  • Young People’s Learning Center
  • City of Fort Collins – Environmental Services
  • City of Fort Collins – Social Sustainability Department
  • CSU Environmental Learning Center
  • Engineers Without Borders – Colorado State University
  • Environment and Peace
  • PeaceJam Fort Collins
  • Poudre School District — Sustainability Education (must have taken or be enrolled in SOC 462 to qualify)
  • Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Global Village Museum – Fort Collins
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • Trees, Water and People
  • Village Earth
  • The Alliance for Global Education
  • Cross Cultural Solutions
  • Betsy Markey, Office of Congresswoman
  • City of Fort Collins – Community Mediation Program
  • City of Fort Collins – Emergency Management
  • City of Fort Collins – Environmental Services
  • City of Fort Collins – Parks and Recreation
  • City of Fort Collins – Senior Center
  • City of Fort Collins – Social Sustainability Department
  • City of Fort Collins – Youth Programs
  • City of Loveland
  • Community Alternatives of Casper – Casper, WY
  • Eaton Fire Department
  • ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Larimer County Department of Human Services
  • Larimer County Extension Office
  • Larimer County Parks and Open Land
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Health and Health Care
  • American Red Cross
  • Banner/McKee Medical Center
  • Columbine Health Systems
  • Disabled Resource Services
  • Larimer Center for Mental Health
  • Larimer County Department of Health
  • Monarch Counseling Services
  • Northern Colorado AIDS Project
  • Pathways Hospice
  • Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Suicide Resource Center of Larimer County
  • Turning Point
Labor Rights
  • AFL - CIO
Law Enforcement
  • Adams County Sheriff’s Office
  • Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Boulder County Sheriff’s Office – Jail
  • Boulder Police Department
  • Colorado State Patrol
  • Colorado State University Police Department Campus Service Officer
  • Denver Police Department College Intern
  • Erie Police Station
  • Estes Park Police Department
  • Evans Police Department
  • Fort Collins Police Department
  • Greeley Police Department Student Intern
  • Lafayette Police Department
  • Lakewood Marshal’s Office
  • Larimer County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Larimer County Sheriff's Department
  • Lone Tree Police Department
  • Longmont Police Department
  • Loveland Police Department
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • Milliken Police Department
  • Northglenn Police Department
  • Pueblo Police Department
  • Weld County Sheriff's Department
Legal Firms
  • Blanco Law Office
  • Colorado Legal Services, Inc.
  • Erik G. Fischer, P.C.
  • The Hall Law Offices, LLC
  • Law Office of Andrew Bertrand
  • Law Offices of Carol C. Schriefer, P.C.
  • Sarah Cristensen , Attorney
  • Schmehl Law Group, P.C.
  • Trimble, Neelan, and Evans P.C.
  • Vinci Law Firm
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Workman Law Office
Military Service
  • 308th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserves, Fort Carson
  • Army National Guard
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Air Force
  • Wyoming Air National Guard
  • Biodiesel for Bands
  • Bohemian Foundation
  • Campus Corp
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons
  • Fort Collins Soccer Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society of Larimer County
  • LAM Ministries
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Salvation Army
  • Simple Wisdom Ministries (NPO)
  • Society for Creative Anachronism
  • United Way
  • YMCA Denver
Private Investigators
  • Canvasback Investigations
  • Center for Collaborative Conservation
  • Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis – Colorado State University
  • Center for Fair & Alternative Trade – Colorado State University
  • Center for the Study of Crime and Justice – Colorado State University
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Colorado Public Interest Research Group
  • Allied - Barton Security Services
  • Valor Security Services
  • The Whitestone Group
Social Justice
  • Colorado Public Interest Research Group
  • Community Organizing to Reach Empowerment (CORE) Center
  • Eracism Film and Discussion Series
  • Fort Collins Not in Our Town Alliance (NIOTA)
  • Lambda Community Center
Social Services
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • CARE Housing
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Inc. of Larimer County
  • Compass Project - Larimer County
  • Consumer Credit Counseling of Northern Colorado and SE Wyoming
  • Crossroads Safe House
  • Food Bank of Larimer County
  • Fort Collins Senior Center
  • Healthier Communities Coalition of Larimer County
  • E.V.I. – Longmont Ending DOMESTI C Violence Initiative
  • Longmont Community Corrections Community Service Case Manager
  • Rocky Mountain Resource Center
  • SAVA – Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
  • The Women's Center of Larimer County
Social Services - Family
  • Center for Family Outreach
  • Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons
  • The Family Center/La Familia
  • Harmony House
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
Social Services - Youth
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Boys and Girls Club of Denver
  • Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County
  • Colorado State University Campus Corps
  • Crossroads Children's Program
  • Gilliam Youth Services Center Correctional Safety Officer
  • The Jacob Center
  • Larimer County Child Advocacy Center
  • The Matthews House
  • Platte Valley Youth Services – Greeley, CO
  • Reflections for Youth

Offering an Internship?

Providers please review the forms above in the SOC 487 and SOC 492 Credits area. Please submit an internship via Handshake (formerly CareerRAM) through CSU’s Career Center.