Criminology and Criminal Justice internships are designed to provide field experience for Criminal Justice majors.
Actual field experience will provide students with valuable tools to help them achieve their goal and produce humane leaders with the technical skills and social and ethical sensitivity needed to succeed in their chosen field. The Criminal Justice Studies internship has a seminar component. The seminar helps students make informed decisions relative to their future career in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice related fields. Both the internship and seminar provide opportunities for students to personalize their learning experience. Students are supervised by a faculty advisor.
An internship experience of 3 to 6 credit hours is required. The CRJ internship provides supervised field experience in a variety of occupational agencies focusing on criminal justice and law enforcement. Each intern spends a minimum of 80 hours on site and attends a weekly seminar. Currently employed sworn federal, state, and local officers or agents may waive, through petition, the internship field experience. All students are required to register for and attend the weekly seminar.
The internship application deadlines are as follows:
- Internship application period open January 1-February 1 for the upcoming Summer Semester.
- Internship application period open May 1-June 1 for the upcoming Fall Semester.
- Internship application period open September 1-October 1 for the upcoming Winter Semester.
Students must submit an application, interview with the internship coordinator, and submit all necessary documents by the deadline date before they are considered to be eligible for an internship.
The application process for all federal agencies must begin a minimum of 6 months prior to the semester for which the internship is sought.