Internships

The Internship Experience in Criminal Justice
The Husson University Criminal Justice Program internship involves both didactic and practical work experience that meets the needs of students both academically and professionally as they prepare for graduation and vocational pathways. Interns work closely with practitioners in the Criminal Justice field, gaining valuable experience while also earning college credit. A minimum of 120 hours must be accrued during a semester for undergraduate students and 150 hours for graduate students to obtain three credits. Further credit hours may be obtained with specific approval. Our goal is to place you in an organization with practitioners in the field who can provide learning experiences and supervision, and where you can contribute. The Criminal Justice department will assist you in locating quality internships.

Primary Outcomes/Assignments
An internship is an educational endeavor and its primary outcomes build your intellectual and personal capabilities. The goals of the internship program are to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in an integrated context.
  • Help students learn how to learn from experience and reflection.
  • Enhance students' professional skills and help them to develop professional skills such as a strong work ethic and realistic, practical work experience in the context of their chosen profession.
  • Provide specialized learning, where appropriate.
Internship Locations
Following is a sample listing of places where Husson Criminal Justice students have gone for their internship experiences within the last several years.