Criminal Justice Department
Criminal Justice Internships
With over 75 internship opportunities, students are continually forming relationships with our local, state, and federal partners and often our students engage in more than one internship. Some of our students have even completed internships while studying abroad in English speaking countries.
Students apply what they have learned in the classroom to these real-world experiences and in many cases form long-lasting relationships and permanent employment upon graduation.
Students are expected to consider their future career and/or academic plans when selecting an internship as internships may offer networking, mentorship and additional educational prospects that can help advance a student’s long-term career and/or academic success. In addition, internships are often used to help guide a student’s future plans.
Under the supervision of both a faculty supervisor and field professional, students take the theories and principles learned in the classroom and apply them to their work in a field setting. Students acquire knowledge and new skills while providing service to the community. The CJ internship facilitates awareness of the working world and helps students with their career development.
*Current students shoud refer to the Criminal Justice Internship Manual.
*Note for International Students: If you are applying for an internship you must meet with the Designated School Official (DSO) before beginning the internship to complete required paperwork and obtain an authorized I-20. Please visit the Career Services site to review the Application Process for Elective Credit Internships for International Students and Eligibility Requirements for International Students drop-down sections for details.
Prerequisites and Limits
- Students must have completed 60 credits prior to registering for a CJ Internship course.
- Students must attend a CJ Internship information or orientation session.
- Students must sign a CJ Internship Code of Ethics and must agree to act within the bounds of professionalism.
Internship Placement Sites
We have had students intern at each of the following agencies:
|Albany Police Department||Nassau County Police Department - Photo Division|
|Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms||National Security Administration|
|Central Intelligence Agency||New Jersey State Police - Ballistics Unit|
|City of Beacon Police Department||New Jersey State Police|
|City of Poughkeepsie Police Department||New York City Police Department|
|City of Poughkeepsie: Fire Insp./Investig.||New York State Department of Corrections|
|Community Transition Center||New York State Park PD|
|Connecticut Police Academy||New York State PD|
|Connecticut State Police||Newburgh Police Department|
|Customs and Border Protection||North Haven Police Department|
|Department of Homeland Security||NY Department of Environmental Conservation PD|
|Drug Enforcement Agency||NY State Office of the Attorney General|
|Dutchess County Court||Passaic Court Prosecutor's Office|
|Dutchess County Family Services||Port Authority Police|
|Dutchess County Public Defenders||Port Washington Police District|
|Dutchess County ASPCA||Project More - Dutchess County Community Transition Center|
|Dutchess County Dept. of Emergency Response- Fire Insp.||Project More - Women's Center|
|Dutchess County District Attorney's Office||Project MORE Transitional Housing|
|Dutchess County Probation||R.E.A.L. Skills Network|
|Dutchess County Sheriff's Office||Saugerties Police Department|
|Exalt Youth||Secret Service|
|Exodus Transitional Community||Suffolk County Police Department|
|Family Education Program||Town of East Fishkill Police Department|
|Family Services Center for Victim Safety and Support||Town of Plattekill Justice Court|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department|
|Federal Bureau of Prisons||Ulster County Probation|
|Fishkill Correctional Facility||Ulster County Sheriff's Office|
|Gilbert West Law Firm||United States Marshalls - EDNY|
|Grace Smith House (shelter)||United States Marshalls|
|GSS Security Services||US Department of Homeland Security|
|Hudson Valley Re-Entry Network||US Department of Justice|
|Hyde Park Police Department||US Marshalls Service|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||US Park Police|
|Internal Revenue Service||US Postal Inspection Service|
|Kingston Police Department||Village of Fishkill Police Department|
|Mediation Center of Dutchess County||Wappingers Falls Police Department|
|Mount Pleasant Police Department Youth Bureau||Walkill Correctional Facility|
|Nassau County District Court||Westchester Intelligence Services|
|Nassau County Police Department|