Social Science

Internships & Field Experience


Carly Bank“Having hands-on experience and seeing the justice system in action is way more impacting than reading about it. I gained career connections, friends, and was even offered a job.”

Carly Blank




Current Internship Opportunities


UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence


Veronica Lazo, the new Executive Director of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence and an Edgewood student in Art Therapy (she graduates this spring), is interested in ways to connect Edgewood students with internships at UNIDOS. She is particularly interested in interns who would like to work on fund development (including special events) and communications. Veronica is open to other ideas as well.

Please contact Veronica directly at if you would like to know more about potential internships.


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General information

Internships/Field Experience courses are integral components of the many majors in the department.

Criminal Justice majors are given the opportunity for placement or internships in city and county law enforcement agencies, federal and state correctional institutions, probation and parole programs, the district attorney's office, and in detention, shelter care and treatment centers. Recent internship sites have included:


Political Science has internships with state legislators and state senators through the Edgewood College Legislative Internship Program (ECLIP). It is also possible to attempt to arrange internships with Wisconsin's U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, state and local agencies, local political campaign organizations, and interest groups.


You can find out more about internship opportunities by contacting Social Science Department faculty or the Edgewood College Career Counseling Services (608-663-2281).

Sociology/Human Services majors are provided internship opportunities within organizations such as the Department of Human Services, AIDS Network, and the Coalition for Older Adults. More information about Human Services internships below.


Human Services Internships

In today's competitive market, potential employers and graduate admissions committees expect you to have a high level of practical experience. The HSP at Edgewood College can help you meet this challenge. The college's convenient location in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin, provides students with many internship choices.

Students are required to complete a 400-hour internship.

Internships are tailored to the students particular interests. Recent internship sites have included:




Carolyn Field, Department Chair


Steven Davis, Political Science Internships


Patricia Egan, Human Service Internships


Carolyn Field, Criminal Justice Internships



Related Links


Human Services Program

Social Science Advising

Senior Seminar

Senior Paper