Criminal Justice Internship (CJ 490 & CJ 491)

What is an Internship?

The internship experience in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies (SCCJLS) at Grand Valley State University 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.  

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
Internship Coordinator

275C DeVos
(616) 331-7149
[email protected]

Advantages to Internships

Minimum Requirements

Classroom Component

The Process

Learning Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

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