Checking date: 21/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Professional Internships
Bachelor in Sociology (Plan: 402 - Estudio: 208)


Department assigned to the subject: Social Analysis Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The External Practices subject requires to have passed a minimum of 110 credits
The student will acquire/put into practice: - Ability to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired throughout the courses in a real context. - Capacity for analysis and synthesis, time and information management, organisation and planning. - Skills related to initiative and creativity, adaptation to new situations, negotiation skills, setting priorities, networking and teamwork and autonomy to work without supervision. - Knowledge and skills to assume, propose and develop certain aspects of applied sociological research. - Actual knowledge of the functioning of organizations and learning of behaviour models in professional environments
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The aim of this course is the development of a real professional practice experience in companies, institutions and organizations that carry out applied social research activities or applied social action. It is conceived as a bridge between the acquired theoretical-practical knowledge and the reality of the working world. To this end, an eight-week stay is carried out with different modalities: - Consulting - Evaluation research in any of its stages - Sociological research in any of its stages
Learning activities and methodology
The Professional Internship course of the Degree in Sociology can follow one of the two alternative procedures described below: - Ordinary procedure: The practices take place during the second semester of the fourth year of the degree, normally during 8-10 weeks and in most cases in the months of February -late- to May (depending on companie/entities' requirements). - Extraordinary procedure: designed to carry out the Professional Internship in companies or entities that the student looks for on his/her own The Professional Internship methodology is different from other academic subjects. Each company or institution receives one or more students and sets a tutor who becomes responsible for coordinating the tasks performed by the students during their stay. The learning process is based on participation in daily activities of the company or institution in the field of social research. In addition to the tutor of the institution, there will be a lecturer responsible for the Practicum. Both tutors will be in touch over the period of the internship.
Assessment System
The mark will be based on: - 60%: Student's report in which the most significant aspects of the experience in terms of activities, tasks, learning and management will be detailed and evaluated. The mark will take into account the level of contribution of the aforementioned aspects, as well as the writing and presentation of the report and the analytical capacity of the student. - 40%: Report of the company on their perception about student's work.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.