Sociology Internships & Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill College students have recently interned include:

  • Brockton Early Childhood Intervention
  • Brockton Hospital
  • Clean Harbors
  • Coalition for Social Justice
  • Interfaith Social Services
  • The Lynch Foundation
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
  • Massachusetts State Parole Board
  • MassEquality
  • Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office
  • School Social Work
  • School on Wheels
  • South Bay Mental Health
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • Various Congressional offices
  • Women’s Place Crisis Center
“My experiences conducting research alongside Professor Ken Branco and presenting our findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association were only made possible by the opportunities singular to this wonderful community and its uniquely kind-hearted constituents.
They have sharpened my mind, made more conscientious my choices, and rendered me a better citizen of the world.”
Julia Crane ’13, Sociology & English double major

Research Opportunities

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform full-time, high-quality research over the summer months under the guidance of an expert faculty researcher. A student in the S.U.R.E. program spends 8-10 weeks of the summer collaborating with a professor - and sometimes other students - on an original research project that fits into the faculty member’s overall research program. 

The experience includes postgraduate career seminars, program-wide outings, weekly lunches, and a student poster session in the fall. S.U.R.E. students generally live on campus and receive a stipend for their summer work.


  • Emma Lorusso '16, a sociology and psychology double major, worked with Jungyun Gill, assistant professor of sociology, on "Stories of Asian Adoptees: Interviews and Letters to Birth Families."
  • Olivia Osiecki '16, a sociology and gender studies double major with a minor in business, worked with Erica Tucker, associate professor of anthropology, on “Examining Readers’ Interpretations of Historical Violence in Children's & Young Adult Literature.”
  • Melissa Mardo '17 worked with Chris Wetzel, associate professor of sociology on "Students in Action: “The Changing Forms and Focus of Engagement in an Era of Globalization."
  • Linsey Malia '17 worked with Jungyun Gill, assistant professor of sociology on "Is Gender Equality Good for Mental Health?”

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Sociology-specific career resources

  • Annual career fairs.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (week-long and semester-long programs).
  • Career Development staff members regularly work with sociology students to present programs on careers in sociology, resume and cover letter writing, and interview techniques. Sociology faculty help students network in the field to find internships and jobs.

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