When should I apply?
You can apply at any time. However, if you would like to receive top priority and/or be placed in positions that require extensive application processes, the earlier you apply the better:
For priority consideration apply by the following dates:
- Fall semester – 1st week of March
- Spring Semester – 1st week of October
- Summer Semester – 1st week of February
Yes, late applications are accepted, but they will not receive priority agency placement and are subject to placement availability on a first-come, first-served basis for agencies.
We will accept late applications until 2 weeks before the semester begins.
All placements must be made by the Field Work/Internship Coordinator, who will make arrangements with agencies.
Students should not contact agencies.
Discuss with the CJ Advisor or your Faculty Advisor how many credits can be applied for the upper-division Criminal Justice courses for the catalog you are following. Field Work (classes CJ491, CJ492) are 3 credits per class (150 hours in an agency).
Lower division internship credits (CJ293) apply only to your general elective credits ( total 128 for catalogs prior to 2012/2013, total 120 beginning with 2012/2013 catalog.)