Steps to Getting an Internship (SOC-498)
1. Access and review the Concordia internship manual and contract form.
2. Identify potential internship sites. The following leads may prove useful :
- Review the list of past students' internship sites outlined below.
- Consult Pamela Braun of the Career Advising and Planning Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Review First Call for Help's Directory of Community Services on file in the Career Advising and Planning Center.
- Refer to the Twin City Urban Corps' Prospectus of Internships on file in the Career Advising and Planning Center.
- Look through the listings for volunteers printed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune every Sunday.
- Contact past sociology interns.
3. Contact the potential internship sites to identify potential openings.
4. Be prepared to interview for a position. It may be helpful to develop a list of questions to ask during interviews.
5. Once a position is offered, develop a contract with the site supervisor and your Concordia supervisor outlining learning objectives. (Refer to the sample contract in the Concordia internship manual).
6. Obtain all the necessary signatures (as listed on the Concordia internship contract form). Submit 5 copies of the contract to the Registrar's Office.
In years past, Concordia students have completed sociology internships with a number of organizations. Details of these sites are classified below under four headings:
|Children's Home Society
2230 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel : 651 - 646 6393
|Community Human Services Department
Sexual Offense Services for Ramsey County
1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul , MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 643 3006
|Rape crisis, victim advocacy.|
|People Serving People Homeless Shelter
400 S. 10th St., Mpls, MN 55404
Tel : 612 - 332 4500
|Family homelessness, children's programming, housing and meals.|
|Children Are People
310 E 38th Street, Suite 304, Mpls, MN 55409
Tel : 612 - 827 8218
|Support groups for children or adult caregivers who have been affected by a family member's substance abuse.|
|Sheriff Youth Programs
1101 Washington Memorial Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56031
Tel : 320 - 259 9039
|Adolescent counseling and rehabilitation.|
|Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
1845 E. Lake St., Mpls, MN 55407
Tel : 612 - 721 6215
|Social services for the elderly.|
|Minnesota Organization of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP)
PO Box 40392, St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 296 2571
|Social policy and programs related to adolescent pregnancy.|
97 N. Oxford, St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 227 7781
|Residential treatment for mentally ill women.|
|Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services Inc.
700 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, WI 53094
Tel : 1-800 369 4636
|Care and training for the mentally disabled.|
55 W. Office Center, #250, 10700 Hwy 55, Plymouth, MN 55441
Tel : 612 - 595 0230
|Services for people with disabilities for business and the community.|
|Open Your Heart
PO Box 1706, Pioneer Building, St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel : 651 - 224 8011
Tel : 651 - 635 9173
|Services to terminally patients and their families.|
Tel : 612 - 379 6394
|Crisis counseling for family, suicide, physical and sexual abuse.|
|Home Free Domestic Assault Intervention Project
Tel : 612 - 545 7080
|Legal advocacy, community services for abused women.|
|Perspectives Family Center
3381 Gorham Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Tel : 612 - 926 2600
|Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council
Family Resource Center
1201 89th Ave. NE, #120, Blaine, MN 55434
Tel : 612 - 783 4932
|Child abuse prevention. |
|Pillsbury Neighborhood Services
3501 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55407
Tel : 612 - 824 0708
|Non-custodial parents' rights, community and family development.|
|NAMES / ADDRESSES
|Hispanos en Minnesota
155 S. Wabasha St., St. Paul, MN 55170
Tel : 651 - 227 0831
|Youth, family and community services.|
|Minnesota House of Representatives
House Internship Program, 216D State Capitol, St. Paul, MN 55155
Tel : 651 - 296 7452
|Political issues, government.
|Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) Metro Urban Studies Term
Hamline University, Mail #36, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 646 8832
|Urban development, social policy and community action. |
|St. Paul Tenants Union
500 Laurel Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 221 0501
|Tenant rights, housing reform, community advocacy.|
|Common Cause Minnesota
1010 University Ave, Suite 203, St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel : 651 - 644 1844
|Lobbying campaign finance reform, fairness in government.
|Thomas Dale Block Club Inc
689 N. Dale St., St. Paul, MN 55103
Tel : 651 - 292 0761
|Neighborhood development, youth and family programming.|
|NAMES / ADDRESSES
|Minneapolis Police Recruitment Academy
350 S. 5th St., Mpls, MN 55415
Tel : 612-726 1081
|Police recruitment and training.
|Prairie Correctional Facility
445 S. Munsterman, PO Box 157, Appleton, MN 56208
Tel : 320-289 2052
|General Security Services Co.
Tel : 612-858 5090 Ext 5096
|State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety
440 Cedar St., Suite 100-G Town Sq, St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel : 651-297 2100
|Law enforcement. |
|Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO)
Blue Earth County Community Corrections
410 Jackson St., Suite 150, PO Box 35433, Mankato, MN 56002
Tel : 507 - 344 3723
|Association representing probation and corrections agencies throughout the state. |
|Minnesota Correctional Facility
1101 Linden Lane, Faribault, MN 55021
Tel : 507-334 0744
|NAMES / ADDRESSES
230 E. 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel : 651-602 6390
|Transit, housing, health, aging, |
|Minnesota Council on Foundations
15 S. 5th St., Suite 600, Mpls, MN 55402
Tel : 612 - 337 5089
|Corporate philanthropy, foundation giving.|
|Wilder Research Center
1295 N. Bandana Blvd., St. Paul, MN 5518
Tel : 651-647 4600
|Children, family, elderly, social welfare.|