Social Science Career Readiness Internship Program

Social Sciences Career Readiness Internship Program

Social Sciences Career Readiness Internships Program

Welcome to SSCRIP

Welcome to Social Sciences Career Readiness Internships Program

The Social Science Career Readiness Internship Program is designed for students who are interested in holding a summer internship and getting experience as they prepare to join the workforce. It is intended for those who have junior standing, and who expect to graduate in the fall of 2024, or in the spring, summer, or fall of 2025.It consists of two parts, each of which is required for those who are accepted to the program:
  • a short course, designed to help students hone their application and interview skills, as well as learn how to engage in the workplace, in order to have a meaningful experience;
  • a summer internship of 6-8 weeks. Internships will be paid.
The course, which is scheduled on Tuesdays, from 4-5:30 pm, will take place from January 23 to February 13, 2024. Attendance is mandatory for those who are accepted to the program. In addition to the course, accepted students will also be provided with an hour of 1:1 mentoring. For the program’s pilot year, 2023-2024, we are looking to recruit up to 25 students. Priority for the pilot will be given to students from the following majors: African-American Studies, Cognitive Science, Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, Political Economy, and Sociology. In future years, we plan to expand both the number of slots available AND the number of majors from which we can accept students. We especially encourage first-generation students, transfer students, and Pell Grant recipients to apply, though all social science majors are eligible to apply. Summer internships are in two basic categories: Domestic and International. Internships may be in NGOs, local governments, or private companies; they could be in the US or abroad. Students in a US internship will be assured of earning AT LEAST the minimum wage for the duration of the internship. International Internships will cover the cost of housing, local transit, and airfare to the international destination.