Sociology students are provided with supervised field experience in a variety of occupational agencies focusing on social work and/or criminal justice. Students are placed in sites appropriate to their occupational goals. Students may also pursue cooperative educational opportunities, which provide paid career-related work experiences. Click here for information about CASL Co-ops.
Criminal Justice Internship
The Internship provides supervised field experience in a variety of occupational agencies focusing on criminal justice. Students are placed in sites appropriate to their occupational goals. Each intern spends a total of 80 hours on site and attends a weekly seminar. Students may elect to take this course for 3-6 credits.
If interested, please complete the application and return to Internship Coordinator Janice Jones.
Inside-Out Prison Exchange
This community-based course, taught in a local correctional facility, brings university students and incarcerated students together to study as peers. Together students explore issues of crime and justice, drawing on one another to create a deeper understanding of how these issues affect out lives as individuals and as a society. The course creates a dynamic partnership between UMD and a correctional facility to allow students to question approaches to issues of crime and justice in order to build a safer and more just society for all.
The course encourages outside students (UMD) to contextualize and to think deeply about what they have learned about crime and criminals and to help them pursue the work of creating a restorative criminal justice system; it challenges inside students to place their life experiences into larger social contexts and to rekindle their intellectual self-confidence and interest in further education.