Internships & Professional Experience in Sociology

Students in Castleton's Sociology Program are offered a wide-range of internships, experiential work and educational opportunities.

Through working closely with the University's Center for the Support and Study of Community, sociology students gain realistic experiences while earning credit in a variety of internships and work opportunities with professional organizations. Sociology students have worked with:

  • Vermont Criminal Justice training Council
  • Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter
  • The American Democracy Project
  • Campus Compact
  • KOSA International Percussion Academy
  • Rutland Probation and Parole
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Vermont Folk Life Center
  • Rutland Creative Economy
  • Rutland Mental Health
  • Rutland United Neighborhood
  • Safer Society Press
  • The Vermont Approach
  • Toxic Action Network

 

Careers in Sociology

A sampling of recent graduates of the program revealed that most obtained positions they sought and are satisfied with their jobs. Careers of our recent graduates include working in industry, human resources, education, state and federal governments, non-governmental agencies, community development, criminal justice, and as social and political activists and policy analysts. An increasing number of Castleton sociology students go to graduate school to study sociology, anthropology, social work, law, or criminal justice.

How Studying Sociology Prepares You for Your Future

  • In a general sense, studying sociology equips students with a well-rounded liberal arts degree with additional skills in critical thinking, professional writing, research, effective communication, and critical analysis.
  • With the changing job market and the need for educated, creative, socially engaged citizens, employers are actively seeking applicants with these qualities and they will enable a graduate to succeed in any workplace.
  • Sociology provides a great foundation for graduate school for those seeking to research, teach at the college level, become an applied sociologist, or to pursue a degree in law, medicine, education, counseling or other.
  • The idea of the sociological imagination is ever important, and understanding the complex and ever-changing social forces around us is necessary to adapt to new working, living, health, and social conditions.
  • A sociology degree also enables students to pursue their own interests, especially in terms of activism, the promotion of social justice, and the ability to create change by exploring the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of society and barriers of these systems.
Current Internship

Homeless Prevention CenterMarketing Assistant

Rutland, VT

Help assist individuals and families that are facing homelessness or at a risk of becoming homeless to find safe affordable and sustainable housing. Work with the homeless prevention center to initiate and create on-going marketing campaigns to promote the programs of the agency. Assist with web page development and maintenance. Unpaid.

Website

To Apply

Contact Name: Deb Hall

Phone: (802) 775-9286

Email: deborah@hpcvt.org

Address:
56 Howe St. Building A
Box 7
Rutland VT, 05701

Current Internship

myActions, LLCCommunity Service Campus Intern

Castleton University

Two to four hours per week including one office hour. Activate & grow your network to recruit and partner with campus leaders on initiatives. Demonstrate & share positive behaviors. Motivate students online and on campus. Integrate with at least two campus events.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: myActions, LLC

Address:
1776 Mentor Ave
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45212

Full-time Job

Northern State Correctional Facility - VTDOCCorrectional Officer I

Newport VT

A 400 bed male detention center located in Newport, Vermont. This facility operates minimum/medium security campus. The mission is custody, supervision and rehabilitative services through education, programming and vocational training. This facility is hiring Corrections Officers in a continuous recruitment campaign. These entry level positions provide comprehensive training and offers a broad range of growth opportunities within the Department of Corrections or to those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. Paid training, uniforms and equipment are provided. Benefits include a generous leave package, continuous wage advancement, health insurance, free dental and pension. Education and Experience: HS diploma is required. Degree in criminal justice or related field is preferred. For more information or to set up a visit, please contact Karen Marchant at 802-334-8906, apply online at www.careers.vermont.gov

To Apply

Contact Name: Karen Marchant

Phone: 802-334-8906

Email: karen.marchant@vermont.gov

Address:
Northern State Correctional Facility 2559 Glen Road Newport, VT 05855 United States

Current Internship

Pure Water for the WorldOnline Marketing Communications Intern

Rutland, VT

Support the Program Director and marketing team with all aspects of online marketing. Implement new techniques to grow online support. Generate and post weekly content on social media platforms, blogging and emailing and much more.

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Achievement CenterDevelopment Office Assistant

Rutland, VT

Assist with fundraising activities; to include but not limit to: Assisting with annual fundraising campaign, bulk mailings, database management, filing, assistance with special events, web site updates, Facebook updates. Would prefer development/fundraising background or interest.

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Country StoreDifferent Internships Available

Vermont

We are a 69 year-old, family-owned business looking for exceptional students to complement their education with hands-on experience to a broad range of occupations. The Vermont Country Store’s 10-week internship program is designed for interns to learn on the job and take those meaningful skills to future employment. On-the-job training is coupled with learning how we service and take part in our community, an extraordinary quality that many companies value. Internships available in creative services, finance, marketing and E commerce, community and philanthropy, human resources, product development and supply and operations and retail.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Various Opportunities

Vermont

Offering a variety of internships in the following fields: Network Administrator, Cyber Security, Web Application Developer, Helpdesk, Accounting, Data Scientist, Market Data Analyst, Engineering, HVACR Program, Social Justice and Drive Electric Vermont. For descriptions on each please contact Chrispin White or go online.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Political Revolution CorporationVermont Voter Pledge Intern

Throughout Vermont

All interns will have opportunity to participate in and/or lead in organizational apparatus development and voter/candidate pledge garnering. Internships will be tailored, however, to the interests, skills, and career plans of the accepted intern.

To Apply

Contact Name: Sondra Mendelson

Email: sondramendelson@vermontpoliticalrevolution.org

Address:
37 Maryland Avenue, Unit 445
Rockville, MD 20850