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

California Department of Finance is looking to hire SJSU students majoring in Sociology, Economics, Geography, Statistics.

Organization: California Department of Finance  

Demographer (Trainee)

Type  Part-time 
 About   The California Department of Finance is seeking qualified candidates to fill a part-time research position in applied demography. 
 Paid   $1,450.00 Per month
 Location   Able to work remotely 
 Looking for  Graduate Students
Economics, Geography, Sociology, Statistics or students strong in quantitative analysis 
 Deadline  7/31/2018
 Apply at



Type  Full-time 
 About    The California Department of Finance is seeking qualified candidates to fill a permanent, full-time research position in applied demography.   
$5,772.00 Per month
 Location   Sacramento 
 Looking for  Graduate Students
Economics, Geography, Sociology, Statistics or students strong in quantitative analysis 
 Deadline  5/31/2018
 Apply at


  • 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


 Children's Creativity Museum Education Internship in San Francisco

During our Education Internship, our Interns have the chance to gain first-hand experience working in a museum environment that specializes in Informal Education. Our staff of artists, educators, and exhibit developers offers a warm and collaborative environment in which to develop Intern's skills and interests through professional development training, one on one mentoring, and hands-on learning of our exhibits. Please see the Position Description for more information. 

Children's Creativity Museum Education Internship

Our Interns have the chance to gain first-hand experience working in a museum environment that specializes in Informal Education. Our staff of artists, educators, and exhibit developers offers a warm and collaborative environment in which to develop Intern's skills and interests through professional development training, one on one mentoring, and hands-on learning of our exhibits. Please see the position description for more information.
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

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. 
Open until filled

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. 
Open until filled

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!
Open until filled

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
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

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.
Open until filled

Research Program

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

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
Open Until Filled

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. 
Open Until Filled

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. 
Open Until Filled

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.