Through a part-time, unpaid, 200-hour internship, students apply sociological knowledge gained primarily through previous coursework. Internship opportunities may be at municipal social service departments, 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.
You cannot enrol in SOC480Y5 on ACORN. If you are accepted into the course, you will be enrolled manually by the department. The online application form is generally sent to students via email in May or June each year.
The department helps students to secure placement sites, but you are also welcome to seek your own internship location.
Students and host organizations will be 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.
Click here for course details in the Academic Calendar.
Tips & Resources
- If you elect to secure your own placement, you 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. Review the following document for assistance: Tips on Finding & Securing Your Own Placement
- Visit the following page for Cover Letter and Resume support offered by the Career Centre: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/resume-cover-letter-resources
- International students should visit the International Education Centre as soon as possible to ensure you have the appropriate legal documentation required to work in Canada in place before the start of the course/internship in September.
- If you plan to apply for SOC480Y5, we strongly suggest you enrol in a suitable selection of back-up courses for your Fall/Winter session, as selection for SOC480Y5 is competitive.