At Saint Anselm College your studies in Criminal Justice go beyond classroom lectures and textbook studies. Our curriculum is diverse, and in depth, offering several specialized courses and dozens of opportunities for enrichment.

You will find an emphasis on experiential learning, with courses designed specifically to your interests. Our faculty will mentor you joining you in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.

Whether you prefer studying white collar crime, criminal procedure, or, crisis intervention, our program will prepare you for graduate studies or a career in criminal justice.

The department offers a major and minor in criminal justice, and participates in a minor of forensic studies.

Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

Criminal Justice Internships

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.

  • Internship Manual

    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.

    Apply To:

    Elaine Rizzo, Ph.D.
    Director, Internship Program
    (603) 641-7078

Web Resources

Restorative Justice
Contains links dealing with the restorative justice process

Government Agencies
Contains links to various local and federal agencies

Statistics and Data
Contains links providing statistics and data about various aspects of the system

Juvenile Detention Reform
Contains links dealing with detention reform of juveniles

Contains links to organizations related to Criminal Justice

Information Gateways
Contains links for researching various aspects of Criminal Justice

Academic Institutions
Contains links to other institution's Criminal Justice programs

Additional Resources
Contains links various links pertaining to the Criminal Justice System