Internship Opportunities

The internship program is a highlight of the Social Sciences Department. In the internship, students work alongside social service and mental health professionals directly in the settings where they work. Students might be supervising children in afterschool programs, counseling troubled teens who are living in a residential facility, be an assistant in a therapeutic nursery school or work with women who live in a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Students have held internships with the Department of Social Services, the Red Cross, local Courts, and hospices, just to name a few possibilities.

Other examples of Connected Learning include:

Social Psychology Student participated in "Her Voices," a program about domestic violence

Case Management & Counseling students provided and ate dinner with clients at Second Step, a domestic violence service agency

Children & Domestic Violence students designed educational programming for elementary students on cyber-bullying and then led students through the program

Social Policy students traveled to New York City to take part in a protest organized by Amnesty International

Child Development students conduct observational studies and design learning activities for children in The Barn and Rockwell, Lasell's two on-campus pre-school programs

Sociology of Families students attended "And Still We Rise", a dramatic piece performed by formerly-incarcerated individuals as a means of connecting poverty, family violence and incarceration into the family

Experimental Design students developed a research study on lying behaviors, collected data, and then presented their results to the college community

Food & Culture students took a field trip to see a private showing of the film Food, Inc, followed by an investigation of the products at Shaw's Supermarket in Auburndale. They had another field trip to stuff Thanksgiving baskets at a food pantry and welcomed several guest speakers to discuss the significance of food within various cultures.

Group Dynamics students participated in and then analyzed their behavior in a jury deliberation after witnessing a mock trial

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium