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Internship in Criminology

Internship

Through our required internship program, students work in various criminal justice and legal agencies where they apply criminological reasoning to their supervised fieldwork experiences. The internship allows students to experience possible career options; to learn from professionals working in the field; to consider post-graduate education; to engage in their community and to establish valuable contacts for future full-time employment.

All Criminology majors are required to do an internship. Our students have completed their internships at a variety of agencies including:

  • U.S. Probation Office
  • Essex County Sheriff’s Department
  • Neighborhood Legal Service
  • Child Protective Services
  • Elder Justice Network
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • YWCA Women’s Shelter
  • Essex County District Attorney’s Office
  • Local Police Departments

 

Career Paths

A degree in Criminology prepares students for a wide variety of careers in fields such as:

  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Financial Fraud Investigation & Prevention
  • Intervention Programming
  • Judicial/Courts
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Investigation
  • Research and Policy Studies
  • Private Investigation
  • Retail; Investigation
  • Special Agencies