SOC480Y5 Internship in Sociology, Criminology, Law and Society

Course Overview:

A stack of books, a gavel, a scale and an ornate pillar.SOC480Y5 is an internship course in Sociology and Criminology, Law and Society. The goals of this course are to expose UTM students to work situations in which expertise in these areas are required to provide practical opportunities to apply academic skills and learning; to integrate students into the local community; to provide an opportunity to make career contacts; and to develop skills that will help students succeed in the workplace.

Through a part-time, unpaid, 200-hour internship, students apply sociological knowledge gained primarily through previous coursework. Students can seek internship opportunities at municipal social service departments or non-profit agencies providing social services, social movement or community-based organizations working for social change, courts or parole offices, for-profit workplaces, or other organizations.

Students must confirm internship arrangements well in advance and secure departmental approval for their internship position prior to the start of term (with students and host organizations required to complete institutional documentation in order for the internship to commence). This experiential learning course also includes class meetings, written assignments and oral presentations, as well as an assessment by the internship employer.

An application/interview may be required.

Note: International students should visit the International Education Centre to ensure they have the appropriate documentation required to work in Canada well before the start of the course/internship.

Prerequisite: SOC205H5/SOC231H5; SOC221H5; SOC222H5; 4th Year Standing; minimum CGPA 3.0; permission of the course instructor.

For more information, please see the comprehensive Employer & Student Guide.


Professor Nathan Innocente

Joanna Mackie
Program Officer