Traditional Agency Internships
Thinking About an Internship? Here are Some Tips to Keep In Mind:
• Plan ahead - way ahead! Make an appointment to meet with our Internship Coordinator Kim Retzlaff to discuss what an internship entails, where you can go to do an internship and how to set yourself up to complete an internship during the timeframe that works for you and your schedule.
•Federal Agencies require background checks and can take from 9 to 12 months to complete. If you are interested in a Federal Agency internship go to their website and look up the requirements for a student intern. This will allow you time to fully prepare. Make an appointment to see the Internship Coordinator.
• Be advised that most law enforcement related agencies have a Drug Policy, which, depending on the agency, bars illegal drug use in the past 2 to 5 years. Fact: Marijuana is illegal everywhere according to Federal Law which supersedes State Law. Fact: Adderall is also illegal to take without a doctor prescription written for your use.
•Have an up-to-date resume prepared and ready to go. If you need help creating or updating your resume, visit the University's Academic and Career Development Center. They're there to help!
• Network! Visit the career fairs on campus and attend criminal justice events on campus! Be prepared and bring your resume. Dress professionally - this is more important than you think! Have your questions ready and communicate in a professional manner by speaking professionally and clearly, establishing eye contact and avoid using slang. Ask for a business card so you can follow up with the contact.
To be eligible for an internship, students must meet the following requirements:
• Admission into upper-division CRCJ program or CRCJ minor
• 75 hours of coursework completed
• Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
• Instructor permission to enroll
Completed application forms are due:
• October 1 for spring internships
• February 1 for summer internships
• April 1 for fall internships
A list of potential internship sites can be found here. It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive and if you have other agencies in mind, the internship coordinator can work with you to set something up.
Information for Current Internship Students
For More Information
Questions regarding the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Internship program should be directed to Kim Retzlaff. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org