Crime and Justice Minor Internship

As part of the 18-credit minor, the student must complete three credits of fieldwork in a criminal justice setting. The student is responsible for obtaining an internship, identifying a faculty supervisor, and enrolling in the field experience course in the faculty supervisor’s department.

We recommend that you explore your options for faculty supervision at the same time as you explore internship opportunities. Many internship sites ask for confirmation that you will be earning credit as part of the application process.

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The fieldwork must take one of the following forms.

Please note: “In a criminal justice setting” is a crucial phrase.

This means that students must work in one of the institutions of the criminal justice system or work with an agency that interacts on a day-to-day basis with such criminal justice system institutions.  These may include but not be limited to the following:

  • courts, prisons, police, probation service
  • criminal defenders or prosecutor’s offices
  • advocacy groups, education and prevention groups
  • other groups that work with juvenile and adult delinquents or at risk populations
  • law firm, if the work substantially engages with criminal law

The internship must be off-campus. The only exception to this policy is the UConn Police Department. A wide range of off-campus internship opportunities are available near UConn-Storrs, in Hartford, and in students’ home communities. The Crime and Justice minor advisory group encourages students to explore these.

If in doubt that a proposed internship will meet the requirements of the Criminal Justice or Crime and Justice minor, students should contact an advisor or the coordinator.

Resources for finding and setting up an internship for credit