Male and female African American students on the UAB Campus Green. Why do an internship? It's better to ask yourself why not. Employers look for experience when reading the resume of a potential employee. A recent college grad with one or two internships will be more attractive than one without that work experience. Employers know that internships give students hands-on experience with workplace skills, challenges, and environments — experiences that make those students valuable employees.

Internships give you the chance to try out a profession and collect references and professional contacts. You can also get course credit. If there's a downside to interning, we haven't heard about it.

Want to Know More?

Contact Chris Biga, the Department of Sociology's Undergraduate Program director, through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 934-8408 for more information on internships for credit. You can also search the internship listings on the UAB Career & Professional Development website.