Job and Internship Resources

So I'm a Sociology Major, Now What?

A degree in Sociology prepares students for careers paths in probation, law enforcement and corrections, market research, domestic violence counseling, public agencies, law, teaching, human resources and social work.

Please visit the Sociology Career Resource Hub for more information and resources; these resources and information are put together by the SJSU Career Center.


Job Opportunities For SISS Students

The below job, internship, and scholarship opportunities were sent to the Department Office to make available to SISS students. Click on the title links below for more information. 


 Title and Description

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 Internship Opportunity at Good Health

Join our GoodHealth Team for the 2019-2020 school year!

This program offers college students an opportunity for hands on experience working with special needs youth and teaching health education. Enhance your skills in teaching, leadership, event planning, project planning and more. If you are interested in empowering youth and health education & prevention, this is the internship for YOU!

Check out the website or like on Facebook

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Foster America Recruitment

 Click Here To Apply


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Star Therapy Services Child Development Specialist/ Behavior Therapist

Star Therapy Services is the ultimate multi-disciplinary service model providing children the opportunity to succeed as they transition into the school setting. We strive to add top talent to our team that demonstrate the passion for growing the abilities of children at risk of having or diagnosed as having developmental delays while coaching parents through effective treatment plans developed by our licensed professionals. 

The ideal candidate will be motivated to provide in-home and in-clinic play based therapy to children ages 0 to 8 years with all global delays throughout varied areas of Santa Clara County. All candidates must reflect our shared compassion for the population we serve and readily display the can-do attitude. 

In return for all the hard work demonstrated, Stars Therapy provides unique compensation incentive plans setting weekly program goals in return for a 40-hour work week. Start your day in the home of the children, take a break out in the community, check emails while sipping away at coffee from your favorite coffee shop and continue on making a difference in the homes of the children we serve!

A Child Development Specialist provides in-home services for children, ages 0-8, and their families while performing the following duties:

  • Coaches families/caregivers through engaging in social-emotional development activities with their infants/toddlers in daily routines.
  • Supports parents/caregivers to understand the interventions presented to their infant/toddler during each session.
  • Supports positive parental responses to encourge positive interactions between parent and child.
  • Engages in age-appropriate educational activities with young children, which takes the form of play.
  • Collaborates with the parents and the family to helpthe child reach his developmental outcomes which nurtures growth and competency in the family unit.
  • Guides the parent/caregiver towards understanding the child's emotional needs, in order to provide the parents/caregivers with positive intervention guidance to help their children communicate effectively.

All in-home therapy is play-based and occurs in each child's most natural environment. You must be able to work closely with families and children as part of a collaborative team.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree or higher education in Early Childhood studies or a related field.
  • Two years of Early Childhood educational experiences, preferred.
  • ABA background, preferred.
  • Knowledge in all areas of child developement (Fine Motor, Cognition, Language, Social-Emtional, Self-Help, and Gross Motor).
  • Reliable transportation. Current vehicle documentation (updated car insurance and car registration).

What do we have to offer you?

  • Competitive pay
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans for those eligible
  • Compensation incentive plan
  • Discounted tuition with partnering school
  • BCBA supervison
  • $50k employer sponsored life and AD&D insurance
  • 100% healthcare paid upon three-year anniversary

Apply Here or send resume to


Friday, May 31, 2019

City Year

Want to put your sociology degree to work right away? While making a difference in San Jose? Then City Year is not only a good option but a great decision. As a sociology major, you will be able to apply what you learned at SJSU through mentoring youth, teaching lessons and projects you're passionate about! City Year is an 11-month life-changing experience where you will be trained in communication, leadership, conflict management and so much more while making an impactful difference in the lives of many families. 

Some of the benefits of the program include a living stipend, health insurance, and a scholarship at the service (6-10k)! And not to mention the access to all the private scholarships in our network! We also have partnerships with many schools and other organizations for you to have employment options after you complete your service. 

City Year Application

If you have any questions, please contact Jesus Salazar at or call him at (408) 644-2293


Friday, July 19, 2019

AmeriCorps Health Fellows Program

Our AmeriCorps Health Fellows program is a community service and professional development opportunity wrapped into one. This experience enables individuals to connect our patients and communites in need of services to increase access to health care services, health benefits programs, and promote prevention and wellness; while getting the skills and exposure to the health care field. 

We are recruiting for 19 full-time positions (40hrs/wk) and requires a one-year commitment to serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over an 11 month period. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about mental health equity and social justice, and is considering public health, medicine, social work, and mental/behavioral health for their higher education/career goals. The duration of this program is September 2019 to July 2020.

AmeriCorps Website

If you have any questions, please contact Bilan Jirde at 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Education Intern at the Children's Creativity Museum

The Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco is an innovative art and technology expereince for children ages 2-12 and their families. Our Mission is to nurture creativity and collaboration in all children and families. We believe that creative expression, innovation, and critical thinking are core to fostering the next generation.

Information  Position Description


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Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

To apply for Domestic Violence Employment Service Internship, Click Here.

Training to become certified volunteer advocate available. Click Here.

Domestic Violence Housing First Internship


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CommUniverCity - After School Instructors

Please see After school instructors position description and Instructors/substitutes position description for more information

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"Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. 

 Information about our internship may be found here:


The application for our internship may be found here:

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City of San Jose Internship

CommUniverCity San Jose;

"To help support these goals, DOT is currently seeking a highly energetic individual who aspires to contribute to the vibrancy of San José by encouraging more people to use means other than driving alone to get to where they need to go. Specifically, the City seeks an individual to work with the DOT Walk n Roll team to encourage school age children to walk and bike to school".

Please see the Department of Transportation position description for more information.

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Program Manager- Full Time

The Program Manager will our first hire and will oversee the establishment of initial programming and services, to meet the needs of justice-involved girls in the county, to participate as a leader in  the larger initiative, and to work closely with the Executive Director in developing and maintaining strong ties to community partners, developing relationships with potential partners. 

Please see the position description for more information and how to apply. 

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Volunteer YWCA

Volunteer at YWCA Silicon Valley's 28th annual Inpire Luncheon and experience a heartfelt and iconic YWCA even that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Known as one of the most highly anticipated and recognized events in Silicon Valley. 

Please see volunteer description for more information and how to apply. 

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"Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program.  Information about our internship may be found here:"

Open Until Filled


County of Santa Clara Office of Cultural Competency is Hiring Community Outreach Specialists and Community Workers. Interested candidates must complete the County’s job application and meet minimum qualifications; they are free to reach out to Don Long (Sr. Management Analyst)

Please see position description(pdf) for Community Outreach Specilaists

Please see position description(pdf) for Community Worker


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Goodhealth Internship in the South Bay Area 

Our internship program collaborates with the East Side Union High School District, Fremont Union High School District, and Milpitas Unified School District in the San Jose area to provide health education and life skills classes to students with special needs, ages 14 to 22. Interns will be facilitators in the classroom, they will participate in projects for leadership and they will attend events for the high school/post senior students. We are looking for students who are passionate about youth empowerment, education, project managing and looking to enhance their skills and develop new ones. 
Please see the Position Description for more information.  

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Research and Evaluation Specialist II

Under general direction, to plan and organize activities focused on research and evaluation of an agency/departments program and service performance outcomes; to implement and validate new service technologies and best practice models of service delivery; and to establish partnerships with other agency departments in support of improving programs and services through research and evaluation.

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City of Cupertino Job Openings

Students are invited to come to the Cupertino Job Fair at Community Hall on Saturday, February 17th. Visit us from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014) to meet the staff and learn about our summer positions. FREE! Interview 101 Workshop • 3 pm & 4:30 pm
FREE! Resume Review • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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AARP Graduate Internship Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Graduate student and I am requesting your assistance to share the attached description with the students in the Sociology program. The position has also been posted to Handshake for SJSU. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Antoine Cook at

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Sexuality Studies MA program at San Francisco State University

We seek applicants with some familiarity with sexuality studies as an academic field of study; an interest in sexuality as it intersects with race, gender, class, and other social differences and identities; and a commitment to sexuality studiesas a means of understanding and challenging social inequalities and promoting social justice. Once at SF State, students have the opportunity to work with scholars who publish with top journals and university presses, conduct research withfederal and foundation funding, pursue careers as public intellectuals, and exemplify committed and inspiring teaching.
An MA in Sexuality Studies can lead to a number of next steps. Many graduates of our MA program seek further training as a sexual health professional (therapist, educator, or other practitioner) or work in and lead community-basedorganizations committed to sexual health and justice. Some develop and teach sexuality education for high schools, colleges/universities, and medical schools; pursue careers in the arts; or become leaders in movements for, for example, sexworkers rights, comprehensive sexuality education, the sexual rights of people with disabilities, HIV prevention, and sexual health across the life course. Still others go on to further study of sexuality in top humanities or social science PhDprograms. Attached is a hard copy of our Department brochure. You and your students can find additional information online at

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Analyst - First Community Housing

Pay: $20 an hour for 15-20 hours per week, flexible hours. Duration: 4 weeks-5 weeks, with the potential for additional projects. Job details: Analyze data on police activity on site and around the neighborhood from 2014 to 2017. Transfer 4 years of data onto excel spreadsheet. Look for trends in data. Plot data using graphs and pie charts.Skills: Interest in crime statistics, experience with Excel spreadsheets, good understanding of statistical analysis, dependable, must be self-driven and able to produce work with little supervision.Interested individuals should email: Monica Nañez at

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Staff Evaluator - Research Unit at Santa Clara County Probation

The staff evaluator conducts literature reviews and policy analysis, summarizes research and evaluation activities, assists in gathering data, and analyzes and manages data. For more information, please check out the flyer.

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RRASC Summer Internship Program

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration.

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PT Instructor Positions at Ohlone College

Ohlone College in Fremont, CA is looking for a part-time sociology instructor to teach a course this coming spring semester.  Additional instructors may also be needed for next academic year.  Applicants will need to have their Master’s Degree in Sociology completed.  If this information can be sent to recent graduates of the master’s program who are interested in teaching, that would be great.  Here is a link to Ohlone’s HR website that has more information on how to apply

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KU Sociology Ph.D Program

Please check out the information about the Sociology Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas (KU) if you are interested in pursuing a doctorate in sociology. 
We are a vibrant and supportive Ph.D. program that offers excellent graduate education in a number of key areas in sociology; we offer rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative methods.  Our faculty members are highly productive, nationally-recognized scholars and we offer competitive multi-year funding packages for most admitted students.
You can find detailed information on KU sociology at and the admission process at
Don’t hesitate to contact me (, 785-864-9426) or our graduate academic advisor Ms. Corinne Butler (, 785-864-9419) if you have any questions.

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Seasonal Team and Leadership Positions at Target

If anyone is interested in applying, they should apply online at You may also email - (SISS 2016 graduate)for more instormation. She will be happy to talk to you to figure out which store would be closest/best and help direct you to the HR manager at that store. 

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California Native Garden Foundation Interns

CNGF are recruiting a number of interns in a number of fields right now.  Please see the flyer for more details. We have an array of opportunities in so many areas of interest and we are very flexible on hours and time commitment. 

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WeThrive Student Mentors

WeThrive is recruiting for college student mentors for it's entrepreneurial mentoring program this year. Alongside a team of peers you will lead youth from under-resourced communities in the creation of a real business venture where they earn real revenues, as they gain mentorship and critical life skills along the way.These entrepreneurial ventures serve as vehicles to deliver critical life skills to WeThrive mentees, including self-agency, perseverance, public speaking and goal setting. Mentees also gain a near-peer mentor: You. Mentors will be trained prior to entering the classroom and provided support throughout the year from the WeThrive national team. No Business Experience Required. All Majors are Welcomed.
Time Commitment: 90 min/week
Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-5p
Location: Local K-12 schools short commutes away (reimbursed for all expenditures)
Anyone interested can visit or email!

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IEA Student Research Assistant

Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics (IEA) is hiring a Student Research Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year (with possibility of summer term employment). This is a great opportunity for a graduate student with some background in qualitative research, higher education issues, and desire to enter doctoral studies or pursue social research jobs.
A full job description is included here

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GoodHealth Internship

Our internship program collaborates with the East Side Union High School District, Fremont Union High School District and Milpitas Unified School District to provide health education and life skills classes to students ages 14 to 22 with special needs. Interns will be facilitators in the classroom, they will participate in projects for leadership and they will attend events for the high school/post senior students.We are looking for students who are passionate about youth empowerment, education, project managing and looking to enhance their skills and develop new ones.

Open Until Filled


Academic Preparation Specialist at UCSC

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program in San Jose is conducting a recruitment for a K to 14 Academic Preparation Specialist. Under general supervision, the incumbent will participate in efforts to increase the number of educationally disadvantaed and/or low-income students who attain eligibility and competitiveness for admission to postsecondary education.The incumbent will provide services designed to motivate students to prepare academically for higher education. To see full job description and submit an application, please visit the UCSC jobs website and search for job number 1707201.

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Job Opportunity - After School Program Leader

The Program Leader conducts an academic enrichment program to assist children in language arts, math enrichment, social development, homework help and tutoring at Youth Alliance’s award-wining After School Program. The Program Leader encourages student success and self-esteem using materials provided by the program and/or recreation activities such as sports and games, visual and performing arts, etc., to a group of 20 students. Please fill out an application if you are interested.

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Research Program

Please contact if you are an undergraduate student interested in participating in these skill-building workshops for possible course credit.

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Job opportunity - Academic Coaches and Tutors  

UCSC Cal-SOAP is currently looking to fill several Academic Coach positions with our San José Cal-SOAP & TRiO Talent Search Programs to serve as mentors or tutors during the 2017-2018 academic year. They are seeking current undergraduate college students with a passion for supporting low-income and first generation high school and middle school students to achieve higher education. If you have any questions feel free to contact Brenda Jacome at

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Job Opening for Qualitative Analyst

The Analyst will conduct creative and rigorous research and analysis to support client deliverables. The analyst will tell a thoughtful and meaningful story with analysis that is responsive to the client’s research questions. The analyst will have experience designing and conducting qualitative fieldwork including ethnographic interviews; focus groups, survey design, and deployment. The Analyst will apply sound and appropriate methods to data collection and analysis while maintaining a critical eye to ensure data integrity. The analyst will identify and clearly communicate research insights and findings in the data to inform program messaging, processes, behaviors, and improvement opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates willing to locate in Tucson, AZ. 

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Volunteer as a Counselor with the YWCA Silicon Valley

Every day, dedicated YWCA Counselor-trained Volunteers help empower victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We are seeking SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) Specialists, Children’s Activity Volunteers, Crisis Counselors, Legal Advocacy Volunteers, Life Skills Support Persons, Support Line Counselors, and Community Education Volunteers. 

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Alum Rock Counseling Center's Ocala Mentoring Program

Becoming a mentor is one of the most beneficial ways to use your volunteer time. Mentors help their mentees seek out positive role models and safe recreational activities. They help youth realize their full potential and influence them to make healthier choices that lead to physical, social, and emotional wellness. Students participate through their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, receiving mentoring, life skills classes, case management, and other supportive services.