Advocacy and Social Change

Do you want to change the world? You are not alone! Many of us go into the sociology and anthropology fields to become a force for social change.

In order to become involved in careers that promote social change, there are some things you will want to consider when planning for your career.


Be prepared to do research in your field of interest, and a lot of it. If your passion is racial inequality, you will need to structure your class schedules to include as many courses in race and ethnicity as you are allowed.

Research potential jobs using databases like


To get your foot in the door, an internship is a must.


You must be willing to go where the jobs are: generally a larger city. Look for non-profit organizations and government agencies dedicated to social change. 

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Possible career positions

Organization Types of positions Location

Amnesty International

Associate Field Organizer (BA/BS & exp)

San Francisco, CA

Coalition for the Homeless

Child Advocate, Crisis Intervention Program (BA/BS)

New York, NY

Do Something

Campaigns Associate, Poverty & Homelessness (exp)

New York, NY


Frontline Street Representative (no degree required, exp)

Multiple Locations

Help At Home, Inc 

 Direct Support Professionals Springfield, MO


Correspondence Coordinator (AA & exp)

Director - Corporate Affairs (BS/BA & exp)

Baltimore, MD

Sierra Club

Associate Organizing Representative (BA/BS & exp)

Seattle, WA

The Innocence Project

State Policy Advocate (BA/BS)

New York, NY

Position availability

Remember to verify that the position is still available! If it isn’t, don't stop there! Continue to check the organization and our website for new opportunities.