Students can participate in an internship by enrolling
for either Soc 398 or Soc 498, and they can earn up to a maximum of
8 units of elective credit for their sociology degree. To be approved
for an internship,
students should have completed at least three upper division courses
in sociology, arrange a work agreement with an approved agency, and
be willing to commit the equivalent of 30 hours of agency work for
each unit of credit they expect to receive. The intern must also meet
with the Department's Internship Coordinator during the quarter, and
submit a journal of activities and a short final paper illustrating
how sociological concepts gleaned from their sociology courses have
been applied to the work setting. A list of approved agencies, as
well as other program details, can be obtained from the Coordinator.
Announcements concerning some potential internships are also included
below. However, students should also feel free to arrange their
own internship placement.
For more information, please contact Dr.
Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte, Internship Coordinator.
Cal State LA offers over 300 scholarships.
And not only are most awarded to students currently enrolled but many
are given to students pursuing specific majors. Sociology awards three
such scholarships: the Francesca ("Kiki") Alexander, the David Miller,
and the Richard and Erika Nahrendorf.
To be considered automatically for all scholarships, it is recommended
that students file a General Scholarship Application, along with a
letter of recommendation, in April of each year. Further details about
specific requirements and qualifications can be obtained by contacting
Office or the Department's Office Staff.
Scholarship announcements are listed below.
Sociology Department Scholarships Application Information
The Sociology Department is currently accepting applications for
its scholarships. the required forms are below. Please
note the due date is March 5, 2008.
NOTE: Submit your
complete Scholarship Application to Professor Elaine Draper's
faculty mail box (King Hall C-3093, and not to the central Financial
Aid office as the forms state) so that we receive it by March 5,
2008, at 3 p.m. A complete Scholarship Application includes the
original and one copy of (1) 2007-2008 Scholarship Application
form, (2) an essay, (3) 2007-2008 Letter of Recommendation form and
attached reference letter, and (4) unofficial academic transcripts
from your previous school if you are a first-year new or transfer
Both graduate and undergraduate students may wish to participate in
sociology or social science conferences. For undergraduates,
participating in a conference can be helpful in gaining admission to
graduate programs. The same is true for graduate students
wishing to continue on to a PhD-level program.