One of your most important—and perhaps daunting—responsibilities is to identify and secure an internship position. Here’s how to start:
Questions to ask yourself:
- What are my career goals (i.e., to work in corrections or for the FBI)? Aim high!!
- What are my strongest skills?
- What geographic area can I consider? Do I have any housing options in other parts of the state or country?
- If I could have any internship at all (my “dream” internship), what would it be?
Things to prepare:
- Cover letter (e-mail format) with NO errors.
- Resume in PDF format with NO errors.
- Samples of work in e-mail-attachable format (use PDF file format for graphic or design files) with NO errors (preferred: one PDF file with all work samples).
- YOU, through appropriate course work, skill development, and co-curricular experiences. Plan ahead.
Places to look for internship site possibilities:
- List of Criminal Justice Agencies (Internship Sites 1 & Internshp Sites 2)
- Lists of job openings on the internship bulletin board or on the D2L internship site.
- List of SRU-wide active/approved internship sites, available from Dr. Ridener.
- Career Education & Development website search engine (College Central).
- Suggestions from your adviser or individual faculty members.
- Contacts you have via conferences, organizations, family or friends.
- Online searches of businesses and organizations in your field and in the appropriate geographic area.
- USA Jobs
Things to think about: