Internships and Careers

Mount Holyoke’s Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) initiative will fund every student for one qualified domestic or international internship. Though some internships are formally structured with coordinators, applications and special offices, others are informally arranged through outreach and networking.

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • U.S. Holocaust Museum
  • Bose
  • White & Case
  • ASBO International
  • Falcon Global Edge
  • Various Law Offices
  • Public and Private Schools
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Marwood Group
  • Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • International Alert
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Various Governor/Mayor Offices
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Paralegal/Lawyer
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Program Coordinator/Director
  • Campaign Director
  • Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Direct Care Specialist
  • Events Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Research/Study Coordinator
  • Teacher

Online Resources:

  • American Bar Association
    The section on students provides resources on graduate schools, careers, foreign study programs, internships, jobs.
  • American Journal of Sociology
    Established in 1895, AJS publishes scholarly work on the theory, methods, practice and history of sociology.
  • American Society of Criminology
    An international organization fostering criminology study, research and education.
  • American Sociological Association
    Publishes 10 professional journals, gives career advice, provides information on job trends, and has a job bank.
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion
    International organization that advances theory and research in the sociology of religion.
  • Electronic Journal of Sociology
    Presents research papers on topical or critical issues of today that are both scholarly and freely accessible.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Explore the Sciences page - find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.