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Internship Guide

Information for all stages of the Internship process: before, during, and after

Goals & Objectives - Criminal Justice/Homeland Security Internships

Internships provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in your field, to determine if you have an interest in a particular career, and to create a network of contacts.


After satisfactory completion of your internship, the successful graduate will:

  • Understand key management concepts and apply these concepts to agencies within the criminal justice system.
  • Be versed in computer software, including word processing, databases used within the profession, basic accounting concepts, and graphics presentation for briefings.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills in order to interface with all levels of management within an organization.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving/research ability in a work environment.
  • Understand the importance of sophisticated technologies and computer applications within a national and global market.
  • Demonstrate appropriate human resource and employment practices and correlate these concepts with learned criminal justice techniques applicable to diversified work environments.
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Examine and relate the areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, courts, victims, and witnesses
  • Develop, organize, and manage various projects concentrating on crime prevention, asset protection, loss avoidance, investigative strategies, offender rehabilitation, and crisis management.
  • Demonstrate competence in devising policies and procedures for administrative positions in a criminal justice organization.