Research Internships

Poster Presentation

In addition to receiving internship credits for working with an outside agency, student may also receive credit for doing research work with a faculty member in the department.

The goal of the research internship is to provide students with a “hands-on” research experience that includes exposure to methodological, substantive, or policy-related issues.

Student Requirements for Receiving Research Internship Credit:

  • Students must be in good standing with the University.
  • Students must be registered for the semester in which the internship is completed. No retroactive internship credits will be granted.
  • Students must have completed at least 60 credit hours prior to the research internship.
  • Students must have completed research methods  (SOC 207 or CRIM 250W), with a letter grade of a “B” or better.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 150 hours during the semester to earn 3 credits.
  • Students must arrange to be supervised by the faculty advisor.


Research Internship Guidelines

Statement of Approval


To inquire further about Research Internships, please contact the Undergraduate Studies & Internship Coordinator using the information below: 

Department of Sociology and Criminology
Penn State University College of the Liberal Arts
211 Oswald Tower
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0453
Fax: 814-863-7216