Hands-On Experience

Internships in our department are available to students in their junior and senior years. They offer invaluable experience that can bring concepts and theories to life. Students can sample potential careers, build their resumes, and learn new skills.

Criminal Justice majors have completed internships in settings such as:
  • District Attorney’s office
  • Federal court administrator’s office
  • State and municipal police agencies
  • Private security
  • Drug and rehabilitation services
  • Federal probation
  • U.S. Marshals
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • County and state prisons
  • Juvenile court

Potential Internships for Cybercrime and Homeland Security majors:

  • Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency: The Cyber & Infrastructure Agency offers positions as Cyber & IT Interns. Interns work on projects focused on cybersecurity and expose the student to practical application of the principles, concepts, work processes, methods, techniques, regulations, reference materials, and procedures fundamental of Information Security (INFOSEC) and cybersecurity. 
  • Department of Homeland Security: The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission. Students are exposed to real, hands-on work whether it be working alongside current employees or working in laboratories.  
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: The FBI offers a 10-week paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students offers a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside FBI employees. 
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: The FLETC College Intern Program is open to college students majoring in criminal justice, criminology, business, information technology, and social science-related fields of study to participate in a federal law enforcement training environment. The 12-week program consists of complete challenging administrative projects that provide insights in how various business lines support our mission and work to advance the FLETC’s mission of training “those who protect our homeland”.
  • New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness: The NJ Office of Homeland Security offers internships for college undergraduate juniors and seniors or graduate students. This unpaid internship provides its interns with real work assignments that are part of on-going projects at NJOHSP so that they experience having responsibility as well as contributing, just like current employees. 
  • National Security Agency: The NSA offers internships, scholarships, a co-op program and more. Through their programs, students will learn more about NSAand deepen their knowledge of their career field. 

Sociology majors have recently interned at organizations such as:

  • The Institute for Economic and Public Policy
  • Jane Kopas Women's Center
  • Lackawanna County Pro Bono
  • Community Intervention Center
  • Pathstone
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