Internships get your foot in the door.
You can gain valuable experience and apply what you've learned in coursework to everyday real-life situations by participating in an internship. Internship students work 40 hours a week in an agency or organization where they can gain work experience in the fields of criminology and criminal justice and network with professionals to enhance future employment opportunities. An internship also allows you to explore a specific career option to see if it's the right choice for you.
The Department of Corrections Security Threat Intelligence Unit has been a popular internship for FSU criminology students. The department's “gang” unit tracks and monitors more than 6,000 gang members who are incarcerated and 1,300 who are on probation. Interns with the Gang Unit work closely with law enforcement and the state attorney's office to assist in investigations related to gang activity and interview gang members.
To qualify for an internship, students need to have completed the core courses and submit all necessary forms to the Internship Office. An exhaustive list of agencies, along with the necessary forms, are available on our website.