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Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra career related experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2507 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which Sociology students have participated include:

  • Student Success Center, Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute, Potsdam, NY
  • Southside Travellers Action Group, Dublin International
  • Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • GardenShare, Canton, NY
  • Alcohol Chemical Dependency Program, Akwesasne, NY
  • Democracy Prep Public Schools/First Workings, New York, NY
  • Northern Rivers Parsons Child and Family Center, Schenectady, NY
  • Maplewood, Canton, NY
  • Onondaga County Department of Social Services, Syracuse, NY
  • St. Lawrence County Addiction Treatment Center, Ogdensburg, NY

Examples of previous internships in which Criminal Justice students have participated include:

  • SUNY Potsdam University Police, Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Residence Life, Potsdam, NY
  • St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office, Canton, NY
  • Applied Behavioral Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn, NY
  • Saratoga County Sheriff's Department, Saratoga, NY
  • Children’s Aid Society, Bronx, NY
  • Judicial Process Commission, Rochester, NY
  • Tupper Lake Police Department, Tupper Lake, NY
  • Saratoga County Sheriff's Department, Ballston Spa, NY
  • Rick Belden Photography, Nancy Fraiser Photography, Seth Lang Photography, NC

Employers after SUNY Potsdam


  • Essex County Child Protective Services: Elizabethtown, NY - Caseworker
  • NE Cntr Rehabilitation & Brain Injury: Lake Katrine, NY - Data Entry Clerk
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Oakridge, TN - Contract Administration Assoc.2
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital: Potsdam, NY - Building Attendant

Criminal Justice:

  • Public Defender's Office: St. Albans, VT - Investigator
  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office: Beaufort, SC - 911 Dispatcher
  • US Air Force: Syracuse, NY - Officer
  • Massena Police Department: Massena, NY - Patrolman