While internships are not required for academic credit, there are a wide range of internship and employment opportunities in criminal justice at the local and national level. Below are some of the agencies that have current openings and/or with whom our students have interned or have obtained employment upon graduation. This is by no means an exhaustive list of internship/employment opportunities. The best approach to seeking an internship or employment is to go to city, county, state, or federal agency websites to explore current openings.
See: Internship List
To register for an internship, you must register for internships through Handshake.
At the end of the internship, submit the final project/product (as agreed upon by the Internship Director, Dr. Pete Collins) in addition to the following:
Note: The internship registration process in Handshake requires a brief description of your internship duties, the number of credits you want to earn, your internship site supervisor contact information, and the CRJS Internship Director's email information.
No, you are free to seek and gain internship, volunteer, or other career opportunities purely at your discretion and this does not require oversight from the Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics Department. However, if you do want to earn credit towards your degree, you’ll need to set up your internship (prior to beginning it) through the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office and the Internship Director, Dr. Collins. You can find more information about this process by contacting Dr. Collins directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is no absolute best way to accomplish finding an internship, let alone the “right” internship for you, but here are some tips:
Some internships are paid, while others are strictly volunteer. Whether or not any given internship is paid depends on the agency or organization that you will be working with. Most paid internships are advertised as such. If this information is not available, it would be a good question to ask as you inquire about the opportunity.
No. All internships for credit must be set up before work begins, if that work is to be counted towards academic credit
Internship Director and Professor
Professional Formation Coordinator