Opportunities for graduate and field schools, jobs, internships, fellowships, campus events and more. Most of the programs listed here have contacted the SOAN Department at Carleton specifically seeking participation from Carleton Sociology & Anthropology students.

  • The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University is pleases to announce that it will be sponsoring its 4th annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop on February 26-27th 2016.  this year's theme is Inequality and Inequity, with an emphasis on the economic, social and political aspects of those issues.  This two-day event will gather undergraduate students from liberal arts institiutions to present their independent research related to this theme.  In the spirit of the workshop setting, presentations will be informal and there will be ample room for dialogue among all participants.  Faculty mentors are also encouraged to attend.

    In order to be considered for participation in the workshop, interested students should submit a 500 word abstract summarizing their research project and obtain a letter of support from a faculty member at their home institution.   Please submit abstracts and letters to  Irv Epstein,, by December 1, 2015.

  • Jobs with Impact

    September 16, 2015

    Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future

    If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.

    Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

    Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August    2016! Our early application deadline is September 27th. We also have immediate positions available.

    If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

    You can learn more and apply on our website.

  • Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. We need more organizers - people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

    In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

    For more information, read on or visit

    In your year with Green Corps:

    Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director at the Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of

    Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.

    Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, and Conservation Lands Foundation in major cities to small towns across the country.

    Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

    Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

    Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

    Apply today:

  • Sociologists of Minnesota 2015 Conference

    “Empowering the Disempowered”

    October 1st-2nd, 2015 at University of Wisconsin – River Falls

    For More Information, Please Contact Program Chair Ronald Ferguson:

    Call for Conference Organizers
    Sociologists of Minnesota is now soliciting session organizers for the Fall 2015 conference (a joint meeting with the Wisconsin Sociological Association). Please submit session organizer ideas and paper submissions to Ronald Ferguson by Friday August 21st, 2015:

    Our website has re-launched! Including copies of our present Sociograph as well as archives. Please visit our website at:

    Awards Competitions
    Student paper and poster competition information on our website.

    We are also soliciting nominations for the Distinguished Sociologist Award. Please send nomination information to Ronald Ferguson by Friday August 21st, 2015.

  • The Environment Minnesota campaign is looking for smart, hard-working students and recent graduates who are eager to make a difference. You can apply online at or call 612-331-8401.

    The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG.  And we're hiring!

    Specifically, we're hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff to work on a campaign with Environment Minnesota to protect Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes. Average pay is $4,000-$6,000 for the summer. 

    If you are interested in applying, visit our website at

  • Peace Corp Ambassadors work closely with the Twin Cities Regional Recruiter as well as Peace Corps Headquarters staff in Washington, DC, to raise Peace Corps’ profile on campus. It’s a great way for students to get involved with Peace Corps early while gaining leadership experience, regardless of their ultimate path after graduation.

    The Details In Brief

    • The internship: Campus Ambassadors, an unpaid, on-campus internship with Peace Corps
    • Core duties: Targeted peer-to-peer outreach through presentations, social media, event planning, and more
    • Dates of service: September 2015—April 2016
    • How to apply: Through this online application
    • Application deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • Looking for Summer Internships around the Environment or Activism?

    Sign up here to receive bi-weekly opportunities from Green Corps and our alumni!

    We have over 350 alumni working with groups like Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, Union of Concerned Scientists and more.

    Many of these alumni will be looking for spring and summer interns and are participating in the Green Corps Alumni Internship Network.

    Click here to add your name to our mailing list about these opportunities that will be happening across the country.

    Email Neil Bartholomay at with any questions!

  • Application Deadline is Sunday, March 22 — Apply Now!

    Change Corps is looking for graduating seniors who are passionate about getting change unstuck on the issues we care about most. Are you in?

    Change Corps is a salaried, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots political organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they’ll know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come. Click here to find out more.

    In your year with Change Corps: You’ll make a real impact on issues like women’s rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, marriage equality and money in politics. You’ll get an amazing experience in the field, working on 3-5 different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more. You’ll learn how to mobilize a community toward a common goal and build the kind of support and grassroots action that persuades decision-makers to stop obstructing change and embrace it instead. And you’ll learn from the best: Our trainers include Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, Justin Ruben, President of MoveOn, and Bill McKibben of You’ll even get paid: Change Corps organizers earn $25,000 and receive paid sick days, holidays, and vacation days, and qualifying staff have the opportunity to enroll in our group health care plan and student loan repayment program.


    And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Change Corps will help connect you to progressive groups looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change.


    We’ll invite 20 of the best and brightest candidates out of thousands of applicants to join the Change Corps class of 2016. We’re looking for people who are fired up about politics and serious about social change, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

    If you think you’re one of those people, then click here to get more information about joining the 2015-2016 class of Change Corps’ Training Academy for Activists. Change Corps is a yearlong program that begins in August 2015 with introductory classroom training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the country. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

    Sign up here to learn more. Our Spring application deadline is Sunday, Mar. 22. If you have questions about Change Corps or the application process, please contact Dani Neuharth-Keusch, Change Corps Recruitment Director, at Please be sure to include a phone number at which you can be reached.

     Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

  • HRAF Internship

    March 5, 2015

    The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University is pleased to announce a one-year internship in memory of HRAF's former President, Melvin Ember. The intent of the internship is to learn about cross-cultural research and methods through practical experience. Some of the main goals will be: 

    1) helping Carol Ember, President of HRAF, prepare modules summarizing cross-cultural research; 

    2) read and analyze recent cross-cultural research with the goal of summarizing materials for researchers; and 

    3) learn about coding ethnographic materials by participating in a cross-cultural research project. 

    The application deadline is April 15, 2015.  For details go to the "Available Internship Position" in the lower right corner of HRAF's home page at

    Founded at Yale University, HRAF is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. HRAF's mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society, and behavior in the past and present. 

  • Want to develop your writing skills?

    Need valuable experience with communications, marketing, or digital media?

    Want a peer leader position that makes a difference?

    Apply to be a Communications or Publicity Fellow in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)! The CCCE Communications team manages all of the advocacy, publicity and outreach for the center. As a fellow, you will have real hands-on experience that can apply to most jobs and internships. The positions are flexible and can be shaped according to your skills and interests. Want to work in marketing or publishing? Help coordinate our newsletter, manage our organizational systems, and update our social media platforms! Or, if you are more interested in pursuing your artistic passions, help us design posters, create digital media, take pictures and earn valuable Adobe Creative Suite skills.

    No prior experience with the CCCE necessary!

    To apply for the position (or to check out others), visit

    Applications are due on Monday, April 6th by 5pm


  •  Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for their fourth class of Fellows and host companies!

    Challenge Detroit is a national initiative focused on revitalizing Detroit by retaining and attracting top talent to share their intellectual capital with the City. Challenge Detroit provides this talent the opportunity to live, work, play, give, and lead in Detroit. If interested in the program please visit the  Application Page! 

    Challenge Detroit is accepting Phase One applications until Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Once again, we will invite approximately 30 Fellows to participate in the program, and therefore space is limited to approximately 30 host companies.