CRJU 4792: Internship in Justice Studies

Course Description

The internship is a popular option that students may use to satisfy core criminal justice requirements and/ or as an upper division criminal justice elective.  Internships provide students the opportunity to utilize, in a supervised work setting, the knowledge they have gained through their course work. Students work in a variety of settings, including correctional institutions (state and federal), courts, law offices, prosecutors’ offices (investigations and victim assistance programs), sheriff’s departments, local law enforcement, state and federal investigative agencies, private policing, loss prevention in retail settings, juvenile after-care, adult parole, and other criminal justice agencies. The internship experience allows students to gain valuable work experience and develop resources and networks for career opportunities.

Course Eligibility

In order to be eligible for enrollment, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be at least a rising Senior, having completed a minimum of 90 credit hours, including key Justice Studies courses.
  2. You must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  3. You must be able to pass a background check, including polygraph.
  4. You must have health insurance.
  5. You must locate and secure an internship prior to the start of the semester of enrollment.
  6. You must complete the Internship Abstract and receive approval from the Internship Coordinator.

Students who are currently employed with a criminal justice agency must intern with another agency, a different division within their agency of employment, or assume substantially different duties and responsibilities within their agency of employment during the internship period in order to be eligible for internship credit.

Credit Hours

Internships are offered for 3-, 6-, or 9-credit hours. Students must complete a minimum of 150 contact hours (actual time spent working with the internship agency) for every three credit hours of enrollment.

For More Complete Information

Download Internship Packet

Contact Information

Professor Barbara King
Criminal Justice and Criminology Internship Coordinator
Office Location: 1093 Carroll Building
Phone: 912-478-8026
Fax: 912-478-5348

Last updated: 10/20/2014

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology • PO Box 8105 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-8007 •