Apply classroom knowledge to problems and issues beyond the classroom.
The criminal justice department works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations so that you can make real-world connections and gain critical hands-on practice.
Criminal Justice Internship Opportunities
Lauren Brennan, Class of ’24
Lauren is a criminal justice major and a victim advocate intern at STOP Domestic Violence in Plattsburgh, N.Y. STOP Domestic Violence is a branch through BHSN and aims to help domestic violence victims who are in need of housing, supportive counseling, orders of protection and court appearances.
“This is a very rewarding position as I get to help many people overcome extremely hard barriers in their life. Interning here has provided me with so much experience and knowledge and it also helps me to see how laws work in the real world and outside of the textbook. Overall, I have had a great experience working with STOP DV and I am so glad I was granted with this opportunity.”
Tyler Smith, Class of ’23
Tyler is a criminal justice major, doing an internship at the Plattsburgh City Police Department.
“While doing this internship I get to know the inside perspective of what it means to be a police officer. Doing ride-along, responding to various calls, interviewing numerous witnesses, making arrests, and solving cases. These are all things I have seen while being at my internship. I am also getting to know the mindset of an officer while being on the job during any scenario. Getting to know how an officer thinks and works throughout a shift and knowing different tricks and tips from the officers — this is one of the best experiences I have ever had.”
Paula Cucaita, Class of ’23
Paula is from Brooklyn, N.Y., graduating in May with a major in criminal justice and a minor in legal studies. For her last semester, Paula has interned with the University Police, where she gets first-hand experience about what it is like being an officer in a university.
Paula plans to sign up for the police academy in order to start her journey into becoming a detective, or may start looking into law school to apply what she has learned with her minor.