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 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 



Internship in Criminology & Criminal Justice
CRIM450-01/02 (Undergraduate) & CRIM750-01 (Graduate)
Spring & Summer Semesters

CRIM undergraduate and graduate students, by taking part in an internship, you will be both challenged and rewarded in many ways.  Internships can aide you in determining which area of the criminal justice system that you want to pursue as a career, open up doors for future employment, and help further ready you for full-time employment in the field.  Keep in mind, however, that although this is an internship, it is also a course offered by the University.  This means that besides completing your internship hours, there are additional rules and requirements that must also be addressed.  The purpose of this website is to inform you of these rules and requirements and aide you through the entire internship application process. 

My role, as the C&CJ Department’s Internship Coordinator, is to assist you in the internship application process; however, it is your responsibility to identify and select the internship that is right for you.  Acceptance by an internship organization does not finalize the position.  Your application to the internship program must also be approved by your academic adviser, the C&CJ Department’s Internship Coordinator, the Dean, and the University.

In order to ensure that you successfully obtain and register for an internship, you should start the process early!  In addition, this process will be made easier by keeping in constant communication with your internship site and me.

Rebecca J. Ridener, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Internship Coordinator
Criminology & Criminal Justice Department
013 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock University
Voice: 724-738-4234
Fax: 724-738-4822

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