Gain professional experience

Internships advance your knowledge about crime and justice in society by providing you with the opportunity to directly apply your academic coursework to real-world organizations and situations. Through an internship, you learn more about job opportunities for your major, identify areas of the field you like and dislike, and gain valuable work experience to include on your résumé.

A criminology internship is not required for our undergraduate majors, but it qualifies as an elective for the undergraduate degree program as CRM 490. An internship is a powerful learning experience and can help you find your future career.

Completion requirements

To complete your internship for credit as CRM 490, you must work 50 hours at your placement agency for each hour of credit you receive. For example, a typical three credit hour internship will require 150 hours of work at the agency during your placement. Also, your experience will be supervised both by agency supervisors and criminology faculty members, and academic reflection work may be required.

Application procedures

Applications for an internship placement must be submitted before you receive permission to enroll in CRM 490. For a summer or fall placement, applications must be submitted by April 15. For a spring placement, applications must be submitted by November 1.

Download and print the application 

Completed forms need to be delivered to Diane Leamy in Strong Hall 221.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an internship placement, you must:

  • Be admitted to the criminology major
  • Complete 24 hours in the criminology program
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in major courses
  • Receive permission from Diane Leamy, internship coordinator, to enroll


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