School of Criminal Justice

New Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities:

Office of the Inspector General (Social Security)

Ottawa County Parole/Probation Internship (click here)

Dale Sprik Internship Opportunity (click here)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Grand Rapids, Michigan Field Office, has two Student Volunteer positions available for the fall semester. Information regarding the ATF and the Student Volunteer position can be accessed via the websites listed below. Interested applicants should send the following materials to 38 W Fulton, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 attention Mark Hady, Resident Agent in Charge. Applicants should apply at least four months prior to their intended start date to allow adequate time for the background investigation. Questions regarding the Student Volunteer position can be directed to Christine Covington or Jeremy Marshall at (616) 301-6100.

 Required Material:

   1. Cover Letter
   2. Resume
   3. Unofficial Transcript 


The U.S. Probation Office in the Western District of Michigan is again
seeking to place student interns in our Grand Rapids office.  One of the
internship positions would involve the student working with our Drug and
Alcohol Treatment Specialist and her assistant, as we undergo a
contracting year and several administrative support services are needed.
We would anticipate this internship starting in September and ending
sometime between December and February.  We would ask the student to
commit to a least 2 eight hour days per week.   This is an excellent
opportunity for a student to receive behind the scenes experience about
how contracting works within the federal system, as contract cycles occur
only every three years.

The second Internship opportunity would allow the student work directly
with a Supervising U.S. Probation Officer, who would delegate duties and
mentoring opportunities amongst his staff.  This is an excellent
opportunity for a student to receive a well rounded experience with
pretrial services, presentence investigation, and community supervision,
while networking within the federal system.   This student will receive
training in a variety of areas and would directly assist U.S. Probation
Officers in their assigned duties.  We are hoping to fill this position
within the month and would ask that the student commit to a minimum of 2
days per week for a period of 6 months.

We have an excellent program in this district and we seek to attract the
best and brightest students from area universities.  If you have one or
more students who you feel would be well qualified for these positions, I
would ask that you provide them with a copy of the below link to our
Internship Program, which explains how to apply.  I would also encourage
you to place this link on any web pages you may utilize for student
internship opportunities/announcements, as this will allow students
ongoing access to this information.   If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact me directly at (616) 456-2244.

South West Area Neighbors (SWAN)

Crime Prevention Organizer and Community Organizer with 23 years experience in the Grand Rapids Area needs interns with interests in court proceedings, community strategic planning and/or crime prevention. The tasks of this internship can be focused for criminal justice, public administration or legal studies objectives. 

The internship is unpaid; however it is less than one block from the Pew campus. PLUS – you will interact and work directly with the GRPD, school board members, gang task forces, Community Officers, Kent County Sheriffs office, corrections and local residents. What a networking opportunity! The hours are flexible – the intern can choose day time hours and also opt to attend evening meetings, programs and events.

Some specific duties (depending on major / area of interest) are:

    * Compile crime data and statistics and enter into computer (Filemaker Pro)
    * Track and map preventable crimes (Microsoft Mappoint)
    * Assist in organizing resident and block clubs
    * Assist with court impact program
    * Work closely with GRPD officer
    * Communicate with a diverse population (bilingual helpful)
    * Train in home security and make economic recommendations
    * Follow up with burglary victims
    * Use GPS tracking to analyze copper piping robberies
    * Grant Writing – need surveillance cameras
    * Serve on task forces for:
          o Gang activity
          o Liquor licensing
          o Zoning

Interested candidates please call Cori or Mary (456-9190) to schedule an interview and bring your resume.

705 W Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI

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Kent County Community Reentry Program

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Disability Advocate of Kent County


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