Internship in Criminology and Social Justice

Course Section Number


Students majoring in Criminology and Social Justice are required to take either CSJ 450 Senior Research Seminar, or an internship The Internships in Criminology and Social Justice involve weekly class meetings and a minimum of 96 hours of internship experience over the course of the semester in an approved appropriate agency, institute, or organization. The courses integrate students' "hands-on" experiences as interns, with theory and case study analysis of social issues, problems and institutions. Each class is limited to 12 students Acceptance into the internship classes is based on the following criteria: 1. Class standing (Seniors have preference over Juniors) 2. Sociology GPA 3. Satisfactory completion of the Internship Program Application Procedure which includes: A. The application form and personal essay in which the students' goals and objectives, motivations, interests, interpersonal skills and previous relevant experiences are clearly articulated. B. Two letters of recommendation from Faculty who are familiar with the students' interests and performance in related courses. C. Interview with the Internship Coordinator. The interview will help the Coordinator to assess students' readiness and degree of motivation for the internship experience, and help students explore options regarding the most suitable placements. This course cannot be substituted with Portfolio Assessment


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Criminology and Social Justice

Academic Level

Also take two 200 level courses from within the CSJ department.

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