Sociology students often participate in internships to get real-world experience that complements their coursework. Read below about the internship experiences of some of our students.
Mental Health Counselor,
Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital, UMass,
Continuing Care Unit
"Some of my duties are to conduct therapeutic groups to help clients develop social skills, conduct group sessions to assist in overcoming dependencies, making changes to inappropriate behaviors, and decision making. I also work with therapy teams to assist in reintegrating clients back into their families' lives and society after discharge."
Jeremiah's Inn, Worcester, MA
"At Jeremiah's Inn, I work in the food pantry serving clients twice a week and making sure the pantry is stocked at all times. Volunteers are always needed and trust me, it will be an amazing experience."
Quality Assurance Assistant,
Pernet Family Health Service.
"Pernet FHS works with the Worcester Green Island community, and serves its individuals and families to provide family-centered, health and social services that lead to long term strengthening and enhancement of family and community life. At Pernet, I develop and conduct surveys of current and former clients about their experiences with the program. I also develop and conduct reviews of current client records, and assist with youth programming, event planning, and grant writing."