The criminal justice internship program provides great field experience designed to further the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Potential placement includes federal, state, county, and municipal criminal justice administrative law agencies or nonprofit residential treatment facilities.
For internship eligibility, all students must:
- Be a declared Criminal Justice major.
- Complete an internship application at least one semester prior to participation.
- Be at least junior standing with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
- Have an interview with the Criminal Justice internship coordinator.
- Make contact with and set up an interview with the agency.
- Maintain a consistent level of contact with the Criminal Justice coordinator throughout the students internship. A three-credit internship involves 104 hours and for six credits, it is 208 hours.
- Maintain a daily journal and complete final paper on what skills the student has used and learned.
The criminal justice internship program is graded, failure to provide all documentation and contact with the internship coordinator will be reflected upon the students final grade.
Department and Agency Expectations
The agency or department will:
- Interview prospective intern/student.
- Inform student of decision to accept/deny internship placement.
- Establish an official start date.
- Provide a student-centered model of supervision.
- Contact the Criminal Justice coordinator with any problems or concerns.
- Participate in the professional and personal development of the student.
- Evaluate the students learning, performance, and overall progression.