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Buffalo State's sociology curriculum comes alive with a wide variety of student activities outside of the classroom. From research and professional development opportunities to internships and student organizations, sociology majors and minors are imbued with the theoretical and practical skills to lead in their chosen profession.

Internship in Sociology (SOC488) offers students an opportunity to connect sociological theory with a field research of their own choosing.  

A wide variety of internships are available; some may coincide with employment.  Dr. Welborn is the department Internship Coordinator and can be reached at 716-878-6428 or by email.

Recent internship placements

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Berkshire Farm Center
  • Buffalo Board of Education
  • Buffalo Psychiatric Center
  • Buffalo Urban League
  • Cellular One
  • Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
  • Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Compass House
  • Crime Victims Board
  • East Ferry Youth
  • Detention Center
  • Erie County Child Protective Services
  • Friends to the Elderly
  • Group Ministries
  • Haven House court project
  • Head Start
  • International Institute
  • Journey's End Refugee Services
  • Lancaster Police Department
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Montessori teacher education program
  • Native American Student Services
  • Niagara Falls High School
  • Niagara Falls Police Department
  • Parents Anonymous
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Potter's Pantry
  • U.S. Senator Charles Schumer's office
  • St. Aloysius School
  • Workforce Development Consortium
  • Youth Opportunity ethnographic study


Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Classroom Building B307
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5411 •  Fax: Fax: (716) 878-4009