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The department of sociology and anthropology encourages students to participate in internships while they are studying at Trinity. Internships provide students with real-world experience and allow them to apply skills and knowledge they have received through classroom instruction.

The Center for Experiential Learning & Career Success (CELCS) offers advice and resources to help students find internships. They have a page dedicated to FAQs and include information about Handshake, Trinity’s job and internship database.

Here’s how to earn credit for internships:

  • I. Search for an internship.
  • II. Secure an internship.
  • III. Decide if you'd like to earn academic credits for your internship, by enrolling in an internship course. If yes, proceed!
  • IV. Find a Trinity internship instructor that will house your credits. CELCS can help.
  • V. Send Trinity instructor your official job description for approval.
  • VI. Once approved. Pick up internship registration form from the registrar or CELCS. 
  • VII. Compete the form by collecting signatures and filling in an employer contact info.
  • VIII. Return the form to CELCS for the internship to be verified. Once verified enrollment will be finalized with the registrar. 
  • IX. During the internship you will set learning goals, write bi-weekly reflections and complete performance evaluations. 

Grants and Awards
Students may apply for the following awards to help defray the cost of living expenses while completing an internship.

MAS Alvarez Internship Grants: The MAS Alvarez internship grants engage Trinity students in the development of greater appreciation and understanding of the cultural expression, historical experience, societal practices, institutional life, and the physical environment of the peoples of Mexico, the Americas, and Spain.

The John Donahue Student Award: This award commemorates Trinity anthropology professor John Donahue’s lifelong commitment to social justice. It provides financial support to students who want to expand their intellectual experience with an internship, community-based research activity, or a community service project.

Forms

Student Internship Form: Students are to fill out the form and have it approved/signed by course instructor, academic adviser, and department chair.

Student Log of Hours: Students are expected to work approximately 10-12 hours per week during the semester and to keep a log that includes a brief description of their work or activities during the time period.

Submit to your supervising professor a summary of the internship, including a self-evaluation and a commentary regarding whether or not you would recommend this placement to others. Once the materials are received, the professor will submit a grade of "Pass." The summary will be kept in the department.

Organizations

Our students have completed internships at the following local organizations:

Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at UTSA

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Martinez Street Women's Shelter 

RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)

San Antonio AIDS Foundation

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Museum of Art, Latin American wing

San Antonio Zoo

Witte Museum