CRJ-291: Criminal Justice Internship 1 (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Criminal Justice Internship 1
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
9 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

This is an internship program that provides the student with field experience with municipal, county, state, and local criminal justice agencies and related agencies in the private sector. This includes but is not limited to: District, Circuit, and Juvenile Courts, halfway houses, detention centers, local, county and state police agencies, the FBI, U.S Marshall Service, Drug Enforcement Agency and Homeland Security. The internship is available to students in both the Probation/Corrections and Parole and the Criminal Justice programs. Students will perform all of the duties of professionals in the given area at the staff level. Students will not have arrest authority or be authorized to carry guns but may accompany a ride along, shadow criminal justice personnel, work in crime labs, interview probation clients, and perform other administrative work. Students will receive hands on experience in their chosen field working alongside with and performing the duties of criminal justice professionals.

The internship requires a minimum of 9 hours of work each week off campus at a criminal justice site. Students are also required to meet on campus with the HFC faculty member on a weekly basis by arrangement. This class can only be taken once.

GPA of 2.8, Completion of 12 hours of CRJ courses, and written consent of CRJ director before registration.
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2015 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.