To be eligible for an internship, students must meet the following requirements:
• Admission into upper-division CRCJ program
• 75 hours of coursework completed
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in the major
• Instructor permission to enroll
Completed application forms are due:
• October 1 for Spring Internships
• February 1 for Summer Internships
• April 1 for Fall Internships
The Research Internship Application form can be found here.
Successful completion of the research internships includes the following:
• 156 hours of work during the semester
• Two meetings with the Research Internship Coordinator
• Completed IRB CITI Training
• Journal about internship experience
• Final integrative essay
For an overview of research projects completed by other SCCJ students, click here.
For More Information
Questions regarding the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Internship program should be directed to Gaylene Armstrong, Ph.D. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2610.
“For my internship, I was assigned to pull data from juvenile records at the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC). I would examine records between a certain time frame, searching for and cataloging specific charges. In addition to that, I was fortunate to observe the assessment process the JAC uses to sentence juvenile offenders to diversion. The JAC doesn't use a one treatment for all formula. Instead, the juvenile's home life, academic situation, and psychological and emotional health are taken into account to determine sentencing. I was allowed to see and be part of the process that goes into gathering research and eventually writing an academic paper.” Clara Braun