Internship And Volunteer Opportunities

Internships & Volunteer

There are a variety of opportunities available for Criminology, Sociology and Anthropology students to gain hands-on experience in the field. Click on the links below for more information about employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

Interested in an Internship?
Complete the Request for Internship form, then contact Dr. Smith for approval.

Interested in Volunteering?
Please see Volunteer Central, the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Management's webpage.


Abi Jefferys completed an internship for the Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change.

Review Internship Policy

Internship Opportunities

Below are opportunities for SOAN students to gain paid and unpaid internship experience in the field.

Hopes Haven logoHopes Haven Residential Services, LLC

Experience of fulfilling internship working with youthful females/males as a case manager. Must be a social work or a sociology major.

  • Learn the state regulations for residential placement.
  • Organize and schedule learning experiences for students.
  • Attend court hearings.
  • Learn to develop monthly reports.
  • Develop individual counseling skills.
  • Develop individual service plans.

Contact Ralph Moyer at 717-923-0492

Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity logoLancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity

443 Fairview Avenue | Lancaster, PA 17603 | 717-392-8836

Qualified interns should have an understanding of the factors of socioeconomic inequality/homelessness. Previous policy-related writing experience preferred.

  • Learn about advocacy initiatives
  • Complete research projects related to HFH advocacy
  • Research local government officials to help promote the passing of bills

Contact Andrew Szalay, Executive Director by email:

Millersville University Police DepartmentMillersville University Police Department

Lebanon House 237 N. George St. Millersville, PA 17551 | 717-871-4357

Interns are responsible for:

  • Assisting officers as needed to uphold the safety and security of the campus and community
  • Observing officers
  • Conducting themselves in and appropriate and professional manner


  • Have a genuine interest in law enforcement
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have good conduct standing/clean criminal history
  • Have a GPA higher than 2.0
  • Be in good physical condition

Contact Sergeant Jason Flood by email:

homeland-security.jpgPA Office of Homeland Security

1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg PA, 17110 | 717-346-4460

Interns are responsible for:

  • Prepping for table top exercises
  • Taking notes during table top exercise
  • Writing after action reports
  • Working on various other projects going on in the office


  • Good student
  • Good writing
  • Interest in emergency management or cyber security

Contact Ronald Stanko, Deputy Director at

Susquehanna Service Dog logoSusquehanna Service Dogs - Keystone Human Services

1078 Gravel Hill Road Grantville, PA 17028

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Participate in demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
  • Assist trainers with advanced training to prepare dogs for their work as future service dogs
  • Assist director in program development, grant writing, and collection of statistics
  • Review applications and records for people on the waiting list
  • Attend demonstrations in local communities
  • Participate in Canine Therapeutic Evaluations
  • Attend home visits for clients on the waiting list
  • General kennel and facility maintenance


  • Devoted to human service work, with preference given to sociology or psychology majors.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Complete FBI fingerprinting clearance, child abuse history clearance and ACT 34 clearance
Additional Information: Must be willing to travel at least one hour (each way) for internship activities. You must also be free of pet allergies, including allergies to cats

Contact Ms. Pamela Foreman, Director at 717-599-5920 or by email at

York County Witness LogoYork County Victim and Witness Unit Internship

45 North George St. York, PA 17401. Phone: (717)-771-9600 

Interns are given a great opportunity to observe the court system and work closely with Victim/Witness Coordinators.


  • Have a major in sociology, criminal justice, social work, or have plans of entering a related field such as: law enforcement, criminal law, victim’s services, etc.
  • Pass a background check

Contact Faith Uhler-Meyers by phone 717-771-9600 ext. 3045 or email

 For more information on internship opportunities, visit ELCM website.