The Field Experience and Seminar serves as students’ capstone course in each of the social science programs. It is normally taken in the senior year. It consists of a closely-supervised internship in which the student applies skills and knowledge specific to the major (or social work minor). A huge variety of placements are available with public and private agencies. Contact any social science faculty for more information.

Recent internships include; Youth Emergency Services and Shelter, Polk County Court, Regional Police & Sheriff Departments, Juvenile Justice Court – Warren County, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Agency, Children and Families of Iowa, Department of Public Safety, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Agency, CrossRoads of Iowa and the Des Moines Public Schools.

Field Experience Services and Organizations

Read about the capstone course here:

Taylor Parish: United States Attorney's Office

Read about Taylor Parish’s internship here: