Getting an internship
We receive and post information about internships from agencies
in Flagstaff, the state of Arizona, and across the country.
However, there are usually more students seeking internships
than positions available, so we encourage you to look for internships on your
The internship director can offer suggestions and advice for students who are
interested in pursuing this option.
Getting an internship approved
You and the internship agency are responsible for making an
internship placement formal. You must:
- Meet the requirements for the internship
- Complete the online application
- Once you have been preapproved, you can begin the process of
contacting agencies to set up interviews and discuss potential internship
Permission from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice or the internship director does not guarantee you an internship. You will usually need to interview with the sponsoring agency for the internship position.
After you get an internship approved
When you get an internship, you must:
- complete, with the agency supervisor, the
internship approval form and learning contract
- make three copies of the form and
a. the internship director
c. the agency supervisor
- return the form and contract to the
internship director within a week of completing it
- develop, with the agency supervisor, a
a. fulfills the number of work hours
required for the number of credit hours
b. is sensitive to the needs of the agency
c. does not interfere with your class
Registering for the internship class
After completing the above steps, you’ll register for the
internship class (CCJ 408) by contacting the internship director.
Internship class fee
Participation in CCJ 408 requires a $40 fieldwork fee to cover
the department’s internship-related costs. The fee will be added to your LOUIE account
after you register.
During the internship
When the internship is in progress, it is your responsibility to
inform the internship director of any changes in the conditions of the
internship agreement; the director may need to approve some changes.
You are also responsible for contacting the director with problems
or difficulties in the internship.
You must e-mail your weekly journal entries to the internship
director once a month. You are required to inform the director of the status
and progress of the internship every two weeks via:
- personal visit
- or e-mail
If your internship is terminated
If you fail to live up to the expectations of the internship agency, the agency has the right to terminate the internship. If this happens, you may not get credit for the internship.