Make a difference before you graduate — become an intern. This opportunity is available to students majoring in anthropology, criminology and law studies, sociology, and social welfare and justice.

Social Welfare & Justice majors intern at least one semester at sites such as shelters for victims of domestic abuse, Hunger Task Force, social service agencies and government offices.

For budding sociologists, Milwaukee is an excellent environment, providing you a wealth of opportunities to put your major into action with social agencies throughout the city.

Criminology majors are offered a competitive internship program that provides opportunities for experiences in Milwaukee-area law enforcement agencies, correctional settings, court offices and legal research bureaus.

Anthropology majors can join their professor on archaeology digs right here in Wisconsin. You'll help excavate burial groups in a manner respectful of the society's culture.

Application information

Submit your application the semester before you wish to participate in the internship as a senior.

Juniors studying abroad, you need to apply for and secure a placement the semester before leaving the country.

If you are interested in a federal law enforcement placement you need to apply for these on  The application process takes a minimum of 18 months.  Start applying as soon as you know you are interested in one of these placements.  Once you have secured a placement, please see the internship coordinator to be included in the Internship program and receive credit.

What alumni are saying about the Multidisciplinary Internship Program

"My internship at Legal Aid Society in the Guardian ad Litem's office was an integral part of my senior year experience.  With this internship I was able to gain knowledge and practical experience that helped me transition to a Masters Degree program.  Through my internship I learned the important skills including case management, assessment and evaluation, report writing, and interpersonal communication.  In the Guardian ad Litem's office, I was able to form relationships with clients and other social work and legal professionals.  I highly recommend this program."
~Molly Hamilton , '08 graduate

"Entering my senior year at Marquette, I was unsure exactly where I would go after graduation.  My internship gave me the direction and focus I needed to succeed after school.  I was offered the unique opportunity of blending my classroom experiences with real world applications.  My internship went a long way in the interview process and ultimately helped me start a successful career only a few months after graduating."
~Kellen Williams , '07 graduate

"Participating in an internship allowed me to utilize the material I had studied, and apply it to a criminal intelligence unit in which officials at the local, state, and federal law enforcement levels could benefit from my analytical skills aiding in the processing of criminal intelligence.  Furthermore, a senior internship has prepared me with the skills and experiences necessary to make myself marketable, in order to further my aspirations to pursue a career with government."
~Ross Reichardt , '08 graduate

"My internship with S.E.T. Ministry created contacts within the community that have continued to open doors for me after graduation.  After taking a job at another social services agency, I am fortunate to be back working at S.E.T. full time.  It was a huge benefit to have the ability to chose from a wide variety of classes that fit my career directions.  Being a double major from the College of Business created some additional work, but the professors were always available to help make things work smoothly.  The SOWJ major helped to create awareness of community needs and available resources which have continued to be useful through the years."
~Katie Schaitberger , '05 graduate

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"One of the most beneficial experiences I've had at Marquette was my internship.  It gave me a chance to relate what I learned in class, and be able to see it applied in the real world setting.  My internship experience inspired me to continue my education towards a Master's in Social Work."

~ Kate Kriloff, '06 graduate


Social and Cultural Sciences Majors

Check out our suggested curriculum for our four majors:

Criminology and Law Studies
Social Welfare and Justice