Internship Ideas

Some of the possibilities available to Sociology majors in Washington DC:

  • Advocates for Youth
  • American Academy of Diplomacy
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Asian American Justice Center
  • Ayuda, Inc.
  • Center for Law & Social Policy
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Council for Court Excellence
  • D.C. Attorney General's Office
  • D.C. Prisoner's Project
  • D.C. Public Defender Service
  • D.C. Public Schools
  • Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
  • Freedom House
  • Partnership for a Secure America
  • McClendon Center
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • United States Small Business Administration/Veterans Campaign Organization/ U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 826DC
  • Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Lawyers Committee Under Civil Law
  • Leadership Council on Civil Rights
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Legal Aid Society of D.C.
  • Men's Health Network
  • Mil Mujeres Legal Services
  • National Archives
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Education Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Women's Law Center
  • Office of Latino Affairs
  • Oxfam America
  • Peace Corps Association
  • Public Broadcasting Service - Online Fundraising Department
  • Refugees International
  • Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
  • The Raben Group
  • The Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs - Housing Project Office
  • U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Research, NCER
  • U.S. Department of Education - Office of the Secretary
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division, Coordination & Review Section
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Community Relations Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Environment and Natural Resources Division, Enforcement Section
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs
  • Voices for America's Children
  • White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Major/Minor Credit

Many UCD majors and minors incorporate credits earned while completing an internship and/or an independent research project.  Students in some programs have been able to use their Washington Program Internship (WAS 192) and Research Seminar (WAS 199) credits as substitutions for their major or minor requirements. 

Check with your advisor to see if you can do this as well!