CRJ 488: Local Internship
- Criminal Justice major
- Minimum 2.75 GPA overall at Buffalo State (local agency)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA overall at Buffalo State (federal agency)
- Completion of all required core CRJ courses
- Resume (approved by the Career Development Center)
- Completion of Career Development Workshops
- Minimum second semester junior status at time of internship (75 or more completed credits)
Completed applications accepted six months to a year in advance of internship. Instructor permission granted upon acceptance of completed application.
A comprehensive, supervised field experience in criminal justice and related social service agencies. Requires a minimum of 120 total internship hours in the agency and a bi-weekly academic seminar on campus. Some recent student internship experiences include:
- Homeland Security Investigations (ICE)
- Niagara County Sheriff's Department – Crime Analysis
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Erie County Sheriff’s Department
- Amherst Police Department
- Buffalo Police Department
- Cheektowaga Police Department
- Erie Crime Analysis Center
- Drug Enforcement Administration
- U.S. Marshals
Washington, D.C. Semester
- GPA 3.0 or above
- Junior or Senior Status
This is a 16 credit-hour experience of graded (A-E) credit. Apply early—some agencies require security clearances.
SUNY Brockport directs the Washington Internship Program. For the latest information, please visit the Washington Semester website.
- Complete your application (including obtaining two letters of recommendation)
- Meet with Dr. James J. Sobol, Chair. Dr. Sobol must approve applications before sending them to the SUNY Brockport coordinator.
- Upon receipt of acceptance notification from the Washington Center, you must make an appointment with Josephine Zagarella-Behrens, director, International and Exchange Office, SW 410, (716) 878-4620.
Students will register for 15 credit hours of INE390. Upon completion of the Washington experience, the Washington semester coordinator reports student grades to Josephine Zagarella-Behrens. The coordinator does so for the three components of the Washington experience (research, work, and seminar).
Grades will then be converted to:
- Nine (9) credits in the Criminal Justice major distributed as follows:
CRJ488 – 3 credits
PSC497 – 6 credits (in the Professional, Behavioral, and Social Science Electives)
- Seven (7) credits of All College electives
These credits will then count both towards the student’s criminal justice electives (included in the criminal justice GPA) and/or the student’s total credit hour requirement (120 credits) for the B.S. degree.
It is highly recommended that you attend (at least one year before application) a study abroad financial information session. This session will provide information that will help you seek funding for the Washington experience as well.
Sample Internship Agencies
- Naval Criminal Investigative Service
- Department of Justice, National Center for Interpol
- Department of Justice, Criminal Division
- Department of Justice, COPS Program
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Anti-Gang Division
- Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Community Policing Division
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Division
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Office of Police Liaison
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Juvenile Justice Division
- Office of the U.S. Attorney, Law Enforcement Coordinator’s Office
- Supreme Court Police Department
- The International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Montgomery County Maryland Police Department
- Fairfax County Virginia Police Department