Criminal Justice Internship (CJ 490)

What is an Internship?

An internship experience in the School of Criminal Justice at GVSU is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply their academic experiences to a practical, professional setting in the field of criminal justice.  This internship experience also provides students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in criminal justice and to network. 

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE),

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

To learn more about our internship program, please contact:

Laura Marsh
SCJ Internship Coordinator

275C DeVos

Advantages to Internships

Advantages to Internships

Minimum Requirements

CJ 490 Internship Requirements

Classroom Component


The Process

The Internship Process

Learning Agreement


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Internships