Internship

​​How to Reach Us​​​

​​The national and global COVID-19 emergency has impacted the availability of internship opportunities. Many agencies have canceled or postponed internships to reduce the number of non-essential personnel reporting for duty in compliance with the recommendation for social distancing by the White House Task Force.

If you are unable to secure an internship for the summer 2020 term, and are on track to graduate in August, email Jessica Cole at jlcole2@dmacc.edu. Options have been developed to prevent delay in ​graduation.



Students in the Criminal Justice AAS Degree program must complete CRJ 932 Internship as part of the graduation requirements. We strongly encourage students to plan ahead and begin researching internship opportunities early in their academic careers. Although many agencies offer internships, they are typically limited in the number of student interns they can supervise at a time, and most higher education institutions with criminal justice programs require internships prior to graduation. Thus, there may be competition for a limited number of positions. It is the student’s responsibility to secure an internship with an agency or organization related to the criminal justice field. Students may refer to the Career Opportunities site for a starting point.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed at least 24 credits in a Criminal Justice degree program
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0

Note: Many agencies will complete a background investigation as part of their interview process. Students with criminal records may find limitations in their options. DMACC does not complete a background investigation as part of the internship course.

How to Register

Course Delivery

This is a Pass/Fail class. In order to pass, students must:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 150 hours with the agency or organization.
  • Document hours and activities on the course Blackboard site.
  • Submit a final reflection paper adhering to the requirements listed on the course syllabus and on the course Blackboard site.
  • Hours and activities must be confirmed by Weekly Evaluations and a Final Evaluation submitted by the site supervisor.

Site Supervisor Forms

​Employment in the criminal justice field is highly dependent upon one's character and background. Students who have a criminal history may complete the program of study, but it is NOT likely that they will find employment in the criminal justice field, and students with a criminal history may NOT be eligible for an internship, which is required for the AAS degree.