Internships

Internships through Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Programs

Internship Process

Criminal Justice Certificate students complete a field internship anchored by an academic course. Students completing a Legal Studies major are welcome to participate as well.

Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Field Observation Handbook

Guidelines for Supervising Agencies

Student Intern Information

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Spring

For students completing the Spring CJCP/LS Internship (LS/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies)

2024 Spring Internship Placement Timeline

Link to Letters & Sciences SuccessWorks (for help with resumes, cover letters, interviews)

Legal Studies/Sociology 694 is limited to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits by the internship semester.

Summer

For students completing the Summer CJCP/LS Internship (LS/Soc 694/SW663 Field Observation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies)

Summer 24 timeline

Orientation 2: May 20 6pm to 7:30pm via zoom

Link to Letters & Sciences SuccessWorks (for help with resumes, cover letters, interviews)

Eligibility for summer Legal Studies/Sociology 694 & Social Work 663 includes

Declared Criminal Justice Certificate or Legal Studies

Degree Credits and Prerequisite Courses:

  • Criminal Justice placements:
      • Completion of Legal Studies/Sociology 131 Criminal Justice in America
      • Completion of or concurrent enrollment in upper level Criminal Justice related course (group 2 or 3)
      • Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Group 5 approved course
      • 60 credits by the beginning of the internship semester
  • Legal Studies placements:
      • Completion of Legal Studies/Sociology 131 Criminal Justice in America or Legal Studies/Political Science 217 Law, Politics and Society
      • Completion of or concurrent enrollment in upper level Legal Studies related course (Theme groups 1-5 or Core Perspectives)
      • 60 credits by the beginning of the internship semester

Fall

For students completing the Fall CJCP Internship (LS/Soc 694 Field Observation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies)

24 Fall Placement Timeline

Link to Letters & Sciences SuccessWorks (for help with resumes, cover letters, interviews)

Legal Studies/Sociology 694 is limited to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits by the internship semester.

Information for Agency Partners