The Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University offers internships which help prepare students for graduate school or careers in sociology and criminal justice.


Sorry, but the deadline to apply for Fall 2016 was Monday, March 14, 2016.

The deadline to apply for Spring 2017 is Friday, October 14, 2016 by 4 p.m.!


Application process

Intern applicants must do the following by the deadline:

  • Submit application form (select one)
    • Criminal justice internship application packet
    • Sociology internship application packet
    • Included with the application will be a one to two page narrative on how an internship will further your career goals. This narrative is one of the most important parts of your application.  The hiring agencies will be using your narrative to decide if they will even chose to interview you. It is highly recommended that you write clearly, precisely and articulately when stating your goals.  Also you should have NO typographical or grammatical errors. Be sure you proofread this paper carefully before submitting to the office.
  • Attend the group meeting
    • Attend the group orientation meeting for prospective interns held in the sociology office, 3311 Sangren Hall. 
    • The meetings for Spring Internships will be on Tuesday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m.  You may pick which to attend.
    • Be prepared to attend an individual meeting with Dr. Ron Kramer to be held in his office immediately after the group meeting. Dress is casual.

Your application must be delivered to the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University in 3311 Sangren Hall or emailed to Ann Browning, by the deadline listed above.