The School of Criminal Justice offers many options for students to find and prepare for future careers. Students may explore internship opportunities, which involve working in a criminal justice agency for course credit. Students can earn internship credit during the school year, but many choose to complete internships while spending the summer off-campus. Either way, internships are a valuable opportunity to investigate potential careers while still earning credit toward graduation.
In addition, the School's annual career fair (held each February) exposes our students to the wide variety of careers available in criminal justice. Students can interact with representatives from large number of agencies to determine whether they might be interested in different careers. Thanks to our vast alumni network, returning alums can share their experiences with our students, and describe how their MSU experience has translated into work in the field.
Interested students should contact Tim Homberg at (517) 432-3197 for more information.
The internship program is the capstone to your academic experience. An internship offers a planned program of observation, participation, and study in a selected criminal justice agency. During the internship, students apply their academic experience in a professional setting while exploring a possible career choice. Through the internship, students can acquire many of the skills necessary to compete in today’s job market.
The criminal justice internship coordinator works with students to ensure an appropriate placement. Internships are available in corrections, juvenile justice, policing, pre-law, government, forensic science, and security. During the internship, an agency supervisor provides an orientation to the agency as well as ongoing supervision. Assistance in determining learning objectives is also provided. Work schedules may vary from 10 to 40 hours per week depending on the individual agency and your needs. Approximately 200 criminal justice students participate in the internship program each year.
For more information, contact Tim Homberg at (517) 432-3197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Criminal Justice offers an annual career fair to students. Each year, between 70 and 80 criminal justice agencies visit Michigan State University to inform students about career opportunities in their organizations.
In addition to agency representatives, students can also register for mock interviews. These interviews introduce students to a real-world interview experience and provide students with an opportunity to learn what they might encounter during a typical job interview.
The next criminal justice career fair will be held on:
February 5, 2013
Big 10 Rooms A,B, and C Kellogg Center
Michigan State University
Agency Invitation Letter
I represent an agency and would like to register for a booth
I represent an agency and would like to register for mock interviews
I would like to see who is attending the 2013 Career Fair
The following links may contain relevant job postings. Check them frequently for new opportunities.
- Recent Grad Employment Source
- American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
- Career Jet
- Conservation/Wildlife Law Enforcement
- Corrections Careers
- Human Services Careers
- Ingham County Job Opportunities
- Federal Careers Employment Forum Site
- The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, College Intern Program
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Government Jobs
- Go LawEnforcement Jobs
- Law Enforcement Jobs
- Lansing State Journal
- Loss Prevention Jobs
- Michigan Career Builder
- Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
- Michigan Courts
- Michigan Department of Civil Service
- Michigan Department of Corrections
- Michigan Job Search
- Michigan Social Work Connection
- Michigan State Police
- Michigan State University Alumni Career Center
- MSU School of Criminal Justice Internet Master's Degree Program
- MSN Careers Page
- National Newspaper Web Site Search
- Naval Criminal Investigations Internships
- Oakland County, Michigan Personnel
- Office of Justice Programs
- Police Officer Job Postings
- Public Safety Jobs
- Public Service Employees Network
- State Government Jobs for all 50 States
- Student Government Jobs Information
- Three Springs, Inc. - Youth Treatment Centers
- U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- Youth Treatment Centers - Nationwide Directory