Get hands-on learning through internships

An undergraduate internship can benefit you in many ways.

Gaining experience in the field will:

  • Enhance your resume.
  • Help you discern your own career path.
  • Increase your knowledge of criminal justice.
  • Improve your career readiness.
  • Connect you with working professionals.

Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about criminology internships.

Can I earn college credit for an undergraduate internship?

Yes! Through your internship(s), you can earn up to six hours of upper-division college credit. Our internship course, CRM 490, is an individualized course that will help you get the most out of your field experience.

Do I have to enroll in CRM 490 in order to complete an internship?

No, if you are not interested in receiving academic credit. We are here to help you find an internship regardless of whether you enroll in CRM 490.

How much time will an internship require?

Internship requirements can vary depending on the organization, as well as your own availability. When applying for an internship, be sure to ask about the organization’s scheduling expectations and needs.

Please note: In order to receive college credit for your internship, you must complete 40 hours of on-site work or training for each credit hour. This means that a 3-credit hour internship will include 120 hours of work at your internship site.

Will I be able to find an internship that interests me?

Yes! There are a diverse range of opportunities available for internships in juvenile and criminal justice, including conservation, law, victim advocacy, corrections, and law enforcement.

When should I apply?

We recommend seeking an internship when you are at junior or senior standing. Please contact us for guidance as early as your sophomore year.

How can I learn more about internship opportunities?


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