Sociology: Internships / Careers

Communication Arts


Why Should I Take An Internship?

  • Get the work experience in a potential area of employment
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market
  • Meet prospective employers
  • Learn from successful professionals
  • Apply what you’ve studied in the classroom in real working environments
  • Earn college credit while preparing for your career

The opportunity to be mentored by faculty includes doing research on small businesses on Long Island, working with non-profit, social service agencies, ESL/citizenship tutoring, senior centers, schools, etc.  Students can participate in programs sponsored by Vision Long Island, New York State Intergenerational Network, and the United Nations Committee on Aging.

Recent Dowling Internships

  • Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation
  • Kid Esteem Montessori School
  • JASA @ Suffolk Y JCC
  • Amber Court
  • Young Adult Institute
  • Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Good Samaritan Nursing Home
  • Sunrise Manor Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Momentum at South Bay
  • The Arbors
  • Isabella Geriatric Center

What Kind of Career Can I get in Economics?

A BA in sociology is excellent preparation for future graduate work in order to become a professor, researcher, applied sociologist or social worker.

The undergraduate degree also provides strong liberal arts preparation for entry-level positions throughout the business, social service, and government worlds.  Employers look for people with the skills that an undergraduate education in sociology provides.

Since the subject matter is intrinsically fascinating, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, law, public relations, business, or public administration – fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups.

Many students choose a sociology degree because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling.

Professional social workers must hold at least a Master’s degree in Social Work.