Students in the Criminal Justice AAS Degree program must complete
CRJ 932 Internship as part of the graduation requirements. We strongly encourage students to plan ahead and begin researching internship opportunities early in their academic careers. Although many agencies offer internships, they are typically limited in the number of student interns they can supervise at a time, and most higher education institutions with criminal justice programs require internships prior to graduation. Thus, there may be competition for a limited number of positions. It is the student’s responsibility to secure an internship with an agency or organization related to the criminal justice field. Students may refer to the
Career Opportunities site for a starting point.
If you have concerns or are unable to secure an internship for the upcoming term and are otherwise on track to graduate, email Jessica Cole at email@example.com.
Note: If you are currently employed or were previously employed in the criminal justice field, or have other relevant experience, you may be able eligible for the Credit for Prior Learning – Credits by Experience Process. Please review the information and contact the Criminal Justice Program Chair if you have questions about required supporting documentation.
- Completed at least 24 credits in a Criminal Justice degree program
- Minimum grade point average of 2.0
Note: Many agencies will complete a background investigation as part of their interview process. Students with criminal records may find limitations in their options. DMACC does not complete a background investigation as part of the internship course.
How to Register
- Review the CRJ 932 Course Description and Requirements
- Complete the following forms and submit them to Jessica Cole, Criminal Justice Program Chair, at
- Participate in the application process with a criminal justice-related organization. Upon selection by an agency for an internship, complete and submit the following form to Jessica Cole, Criminal Justice Program Chair, at
- Upon receipt of all three completed DMACC forms, the Registration Office will be notified of instructor approval to register for the course.
This is a Pass/Fail class. In order to pass, students must:
- Successfully complete a minimum of 150 hours with the agency or organization.
- Document hours and activities on the course Blackboard site.
- Submit a final reflection paper adhering to the requirements listed on the course syllabus and on the course Blackboard site.
- Hours and activities must be confirmed by Weekly Evaluations and a Final Evaluation submitted by the site supervisor.
Site Supervisor Forms