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Internships & Career Opportunities


Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing on and off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2803 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which Sociology students have participated include:

  • Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club, Akwesasne, NY

  • Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Niagara County, Lockport, NY

  • Campus Civility Center SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY

  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital Social Work Department, Potsdam, NY

  • Catholic Charities, Ogdensburg, NY

  • Child Care Coordinating Council of the North, Plattsburgh, NY

  • Elm Street Girls Home, Potsdam, NY

  • Enable, Syracuse, NY

  • Gateway-Longview, Williamsville, NY

  • Hands on Miami, Miami, FL

  • Hillside Children's Center, Auburn, NY

  • Parishville-Hopkinton High School, Parishville, NY

  • Reachout, Potsdam, NY

  • St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services, Canton, NY

Opportunities in the Field

Sociology majors pursue a variety of career paths including social research, human resources, education, public employment and human services.

Many of our sociology majors are pursuing careers in the human services area, such as public assistance specialist, health care administrator, mental health counselor, human resources consultant and home care coordinator, to name a few.

Sociology majors with certification in education typically pursue teaching careers within elementary and secondary schools. Sociology graduates currently enjoy such careers as superintendent of schools, elementary and high school principals, literacy coordinator, director of preschool and extended care, school psychologist, director of continuing education and school district guidance director.

Career Resources