College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sociology Anthropology and Criminology Internships

The Internship & Field Experience Program is designed to provide students with practical and applied experience in Sociology, Anthropology, and/or Criminology. This program provides an exceptional opportunity for students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply their learning to a work environment while also developing practical skills and professional connections. The internship/field experience is managed jointly by the SAC Internship Coordinator & Site Supervisor. During the program, students will work the required number of hours, complete required writing & professionalization assignments, and receive a favorable evaluation from the employer before receiving credit. Internship/field experiences are intended for junior and senior-level students.

If you are interested in completing an internship/field experience in Sociology, Anthropology, or Criminology, the first step is to attend an information session and/or meet with the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Baker.

Internship & Field Experience Informational Sessions for Fall 2018

  • Thursday, Oct 11, 6-7 PM, Sabin 227 (featuring former interns who now have full time jobs)
  • Wednesday, Oct 17, 5-6 PM, Sabin 227 (featuring recent interns from Spring and Summer)

If you cannot attend an informational session or if you have any additional questions about internships/field experience, you can meet with Dr. Baker.

Dr. Baker’s Drop-In Office Hours (Bartlett 2128)

  • Mondays, 3-4 PM
  • Wednesdays 12-1 PM
  • By appointment (email to schedule a time)


Additional Information


Before you complete the application, you must either attend an informational session or meet with Dr. Baker. After that initial meeting, the application is a two-step process:

When the personal statement is complete, email the final document to Dr. Baker at


Career Services

Students who plan to do an internship/field experience must attend two sessions with Career Services. The first is a group workshop on resume-writing and interview skills. The second is a one-on-one session for a mock interview and resume review.

Fall 2018 group workshops (for Spring and Summer 2019):

  • Friday, November 30 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Rod Library 287
  • Thursday, December 6 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Rod Library 287

The group workshop must be completed before the one-on-one session. If a student cannot attend one of the workshops listed above, the student will need to make an individual appointment with TJ Warren in Career Services (319) 273-6857.


Frequently Asked Questions

Follow this link to read through common questions and answers: FAQs


Recent Internship/Field Experience Placements

Follow this link to see all of the sites UNI students have been placed in the last few years: Recent Internship and Field Experience Placements

Read about some of the accomplishments of last year's interns in the CSBS Summer 2018 Newsletter