Career and Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunties: Our interns have worked within a variety of community partners, such as For the Sake of One, Domestic Violence Prevention Inc., Opportunities Inc., Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center, Literacy Council of Miller and Bowie Counties Inc., criminal justice agencies, government agencies, university departments, Texarkana Museums System, and more!

 Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries:

  • Example local salaries from jobs posted for Sociology Majors on Handshake:
    • Mental Health Case Manager, Community Healthcore: $35,000/year
    • Planner I or Planner II, City of Texarkana, TX: $36,006/year
    • Family Service Worker, Arkansas DHS: $36,155/year
    • Probation Officer/Community Supervision Officer, Bowie County CSCD: Average $44,183/year
  • Average sociologist salary, according to $56,042
  • Pay varies widely by position. For example, go here to view different types of jobs and pay ranges:

Local and Regional Employers

  • Local: Opportunities Inc., Texarkana Museum System, Leadership Texarkana, Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller County, Domestic Violence Prevention Inc., CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), DHS (Department of Human Services), CPS (Child Protective Services), Hands-On Texarkana, TRAHC (Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council), City of Texarkana (TX and/or AR), Texarkana Farmer’s Market, Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption, Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Regional and Further: AmeriCorps Vista, University of Texas at Tyler, Fisher Investments, City of San Antonio, US Census Bureau, Internal Revenue Service, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, Citi, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Habitat for Humanity, Autism Learning Collaborative, University of Arkansas, ARcare, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Louisiana State University, Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in New Orleans
  • Job Titles: Behavior Technician, Benefits Coordinator, Child and Family Advocate, City Planner, Community Organizer, Community Supervision Officer, Crisis Interventionist, Early Childhood Intervention Coordinator, Foster Care Case Manager, Foster Care Supervisor, Grant Coordinator, Home Study Supervisor, Human Resources Manager, K-12 Teacher, Mental Health Caseworker, Social Science Research Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator, Correctional Officer, Counselor, Parole Officer, Investigator, Program Manager, Program Supervisor, Data Analyst, Data Manager, Researcher, Interviewer, Focus Group Leader, Employee Specialist, and more!
  • These lists are not exhaustive! Knowledge gained from these diverse areas of interest can serve as a broad base for careers in professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, social services, human services, law enforcement, higher education, journalism, politics, public service, business, or the criminal justice system.