Find 2019 Criminal Justice Internships

The Industry

Are you looking for criminal justice internships or entry-level criminal justice jobs? Professionals in the criminal justice field help society by maintaining social order in accordance with government regulations concerning criminal justice. They work in many different environments such as local and federal government agencies, law firms, and private corporations.

Law enforcement officers, lawyers, paralegals, social service providers, IT professionals, parole and corrections officers, and teachers play important roles in the criminal justice sector.

The Internship

While you might not be on the front lines busting a drug ring during a summer criminal justice internship, you could be in an important support role and impact the lives of many people. You could be a service provider for victims, an advocate, a researcher, or a community liaison. Criminal justice internships might also train and manage volunteers or serve as a liaison between victims and advocacy groups. Your on-the-job training and mentoring will prepare you for positions at the local, state, and federal level.

Like most fields today, criminology internships are becoming increasingly digitized whether it’s using databases to identify suspects or running surveillance equipment, so use the opportunity to get familiar with the different types of technology in use as well as common office software packages including Microsoft Word and Excel.

The Career Options

Typically, there are two career paths that are taken: law enforcement or legal.

If you want to focus on dealing with crime, then law enforcement is the path for you. You have many career options within law enforcement such as a police officer, FBI agent, corporate security employee, forensic psychologist, or criminologist. There are physically active roles such as guarding the country’s borders or investigating allegations of drug trafficking, as well as roles in office settings such as carrying out cybersecurity functions. Each of these plays an important part in enforcing America’s laws.

With the legal path, you can represent individuals or businesses, or serve as a public official in courts. You can be a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, or another role in the court system. From prosecuting white-collar criminals to offering a final judgment to dispose of a case, you’d have an important part in administering justice.

A less well-known career option is the nonprofit sector where you might be a part of education and advocacy programs on behalf of the underserved.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the criminal justice field is projected to grow overall over the next decade, though the growth rate by area varies. For example, the number of police and detective jobs is expected to grow 4% over the next decade, which is slower than average, while the number of paralegal and legal assistant jobs is projected to grow 8% over the next decade, which is about average.

Ready to get your career started? Search through our criminal justice internships below.

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Criminal Justice Assistant

unpaid internship | part time

C. J. Ford Private Investigations

Fullerton, CA

30 days ago
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Intern Assistant position is to assist in all the above operations in regards to our wrongfully convicted clients. An intern needs to research, scan, input data into criminal research data bases. Need to write reports. Need to be able to "Role Play" ...

C. J. Ford Private Investigations

Fullerton, CA

30 days ago

Criminal Justice Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Indianapolis, IN

7 days ago
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A Criminal Justice Intern serves under the Criminal Justice Program which aims to break the cycle of abuse, educate victims about resources, and support them to achieve a life free from the grip of domestic violence and sexual assault. Beacon of Hope...

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Indianapolis, IN

7 days ago

Administrative Criminal Justice Assistant

unpaid internship | part time

C. J. Ford Private Investigations

Fullerton, CA

29 days ago
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Administrative Criminal Justice Assistant is a person to assist in all the above operations in regards to our wrongfully convicted, criminal, and other cases. An intern needs to be able to assist in any case operation from the administrative prospect...

C. J. Ford Private Investigations

Fullerton, CA

29 days ago

Summer Internship- Criminal Justice Intern - Public Protection Unit

paid internship | full time

State of New York

Albany, NY

33 days ago
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Job Information New York State Civil Service Summer Internship- Criminal Justice Intern - Public Protection Unit in Albany, New York Minimum Qualifications Candidates with graduate-level coursework in public administration are preferred, but undergra...

State of New York

Albany, NY

33 days ago

Internship - Criminal Justice

internship | part time

National Conference Of State Legislatures

Denver, CO

53 days ago
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Internship Fall - Criminal Justice National Conference of State Legislatures - Denver, CO4.2 2 hours agoPart-time$15 an hour Apply Now Education * Bachelor's Degree Skills * Benefits Administration POSITION: Internship - Criminal Justice Program LOCA...

National Conference Of State Legislatures

Denver, CO

53 days ago

Career And Internship Manager

paid internship | full time

CUNY

New York, NY

15 days ago
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Career and Internship Manager The City University of New York (CUNY) - New York, NY4.0 TemporaryEstimated: $68,000 - $87,000 a year Save Education * Associate's Degree * Bachelor's Degree * Master's Degree Skills * Time Management * Project Managemen...

CUNY

New York, NY

15 days ago

Communications Intern

unpaid internship | part time

CUNY

New York, NY

13 days ago
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Grad Schools Jobs Search Internship Communications Intern Posted by National Network for Safe Communities | New York, NY National Network for Safe Communities ------------ New | Published 9 hours ago ------------ Start Date June 11, 2019 ------------...

CUNY

New York, NY

13 days ago

Department Of Safety Internship - Department Of Safety

paid internship | part time

City County Denver

Denver, CO

25 days ago
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Department of Safety Internship - Department of Safety City and County of Denver - Denver, CO3.7 Part-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $30,000 a year Education * Bachelor's Degree Skills * Conflict Management * Intake Experience About Our Job This position w...

City County Denver

Denver, CO

25 days ago

Video Production Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Center for Council

Los Angeles, CA

22 days ago
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Center for Council is seeking a motivated intern interested in documentary filmmaking and online content creation focused on systems change and social justice, particularly involving mass incarceration and criminal justice. Interns must be students, ...

Center for Council

Los Angeles, CA

22 days ago

Criminal Defense Practice Cap Summer Intern

internship | full time

Legal Aid Society

New York, NY

52 days ago
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Criminal Defense Practice CAP Summer Intern-SLU Posted by The Legal Aid Society - New York City | New York, NY The Legal Aid Society - New York City ------------ New | Published 20 hours ago ------------ Application Deadline May 14, 2019 ------------...

Legal Aid Society

New York, NY

52 days ago

Intern Communications Paid

paid internship | part time

CUNY

New York, NY

13 days ago
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Intern Communications (Paid) National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), - New York, NY InternshipEstimated: $24,000 - $32,000 a year Save Skills * Media Relations * Web Design * Adobe Creative Suite * MailChimp * Microsoft Office JOB DESCRIPTION I...

CUNY

New York, NY

13 days ago