SOAN Internships

Sociology/anthropology (SOAN) majors participate in internships in the local community and beyond. These hands-on experiences give students a chance to test their knowledge and skills.

Local Internships

Here are some places our SOAN students have interned in Kirksville:

  • The Department of Family Services (Foster Family Program)
  • The Community Action Agency of Kirksville (Office Workers)
  • Twin Pines, Social Services Department (Asst Social Worker)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Center for International Students at Truman State University (Advisor)
  • Preferred Family Health Care (Adolescent Substance Abuse Worker)
  • Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center (Counselor)
  • The Department of Social Services, Childrens Division

Other Internships

Here is a listing of other internships our majors have participated in:

  • The Student Conservation Association
  • The Salvation Army, Chicago
  • Teenage Refugee Center, Norway
  • Goodwill Industries, St. Louis
  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis
  • Project Transformation, Nashville, Tennessee
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This was the most rewarding hands-on experience I have had at Truman.  I was able to see what being a social worker would entail, and it gave me good insight into the needs within the Kirksville community at large. With this internship, I was able to conduct home visits with parents and children, attend juvenile court dates, work in the office, help organize the yearly Angel Tree Project, as well as many other interesting tasks. Overall, I would recommend this internship to anyone looking for hands-on experience in the major, specifically for those looking to attend grad school for social work.

Natasha V., Internship with Department of Family Services in the Children's Division