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Justice & Safety Programs
Justice & Safety Internships
The CSCC Internship Program is an initiative designed to fortify the bond between our students and the local business community. Students at Columbus State cannot afford to forego opportunities that get their feet in the door of any company which may hold the keys to their futures.
Students apply for internships with local companies, and those employers work independently to hire interns, using criteria and hiring methods they choose.
Many interns earn an hourly wages, but the primary benefit comes in the form of practical knowledge gained, personal contacts made, an advantage in scholarship funding through an improved resume, and possible full-time employment upon completion of the internship
What is an internship?
An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus related to a student’s major. Typically, students participate in an internship for one semester during their second year. Internships are completed with credit and many degree programs require internship completion. The CSCC program includes internships that are paid hourly, paid a stipend, or unpaid.
- Explore your career field
- Earn college credit
- Make yourself more marketable
- Job search and interview experience
- Internships lead to fulltime employment
CRJ 2901 Practicum/Seminar CRJ (A, SP, SU)
This course offers an opportunity for on-the-job training as the student works in
a Criminal Justice agency or other related functional area. Activities will vary widely
depending on the type and function of the Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice related
Instructor permission required
Seminar: 1 hour – Practicum: 14 hours
LEGL 2815 Practicum & Seminar (A, SP, SU)
This course offers a guided internship work experience in an office, agency or business
providing legal services. Exact duties are decided upon by agreement of the student
and administrators of the placement site. The seminar discusses the work experiences
and explores strategies to improve work performance. The development of an e-portfolio
and preparation of resumes, interviewing and electronic job searching will be explored.
Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 14 hours
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Practicum Contact
Paralegal Practicum Contacts
If you are interested in being an intern, please APPLY ONLINE
Once you are accepted:
First, submit the POSITION DESCRIPTION APPROVAL REQUEST.
Once approved, you will need to complete the INTERNSHIP MENTOR AGREEMENT
For additional guidance, please see: STUDENT INTERNSHIP PACKET
Criminal Justice Majors