The Saint Anselm College, Criminal Justice Internship program was established in 1974. The goal of the Internship Program is to foster an academically oriented field placement, which allows students to receive college credit for work performed in criminal justice and related agencies of their choosing.
The student remains under supervision of both the professional work site and the Criminal Justice Department. Criminal Justice internships provide students with an opportunity to directly observe the practical exigencies of their potential career field and establish a beneficial network of professional contacts which offer an opportunity for professional recommendations for work or continued education.
It also enables students to successfully transition from academic to work life by learning and applying the behaviors and skills expected by professional employment. These include the ability to meet deadlines, commitments, obligations, and to conduct oneself with professionalism in speech, dress, demeanor, and in honoring confidentiality.
- Criminal Justice Internship Program Manual (PDF/128KB)
For qualified students, internships may occur in the summer, fall, or spring semester.
Fall and spring semester internships are only available to senior, criminal justice majors. The Summer Internship is offered through the college summer school program, requires separate summer school tuition, and is available to criminal justice majors of all ranks.
A full time internship requires forty (40) hours per week at the work site and is the academic equivalent of four (4) courses, for which the student earns sixteen (16) college credits upon successful completion. A part time internship requires twenty (20) hours per week at the work site and is equivalent of two (2) courses, for which the student earns eight (8) college credits upon successful completion.
Application for Internships
The deadlines for applying are:
- Fall Semester - April 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
- Summer Term - March 1
NOTE: Federal internships require a lengthy application process with separate deadlines. Students considering a federal internship should apply a minimum of 6 months in advance. Consult Internship Director for deadlines.
Elaine Rizzo, Ph.D.
Director, Internship Program