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Criminal Justice and Security Studies

Internship Procedures



Candidates for the baccalaureate degree with a major or minor in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Dayton are eligible to participate in the Criminal Justice Studies Internship Program. Eligible candidates must have successfully completed at least 30 semester hours of study (of which 15 semester hours were taken at the University of Dayton, and of which 6 upper-divisional semester hours were taken in Criminal Justice Studies). The eligible candidate must have maintained at least a 2.50 total cumulative average while attending the University of Dayton. Students who have had previous full-time employment experience in the Criminal Justice System, or are presently in-service personnel are NOT eligible. Students who are not eligible but wish to work with an agency in the community, should speak with the internship coordinator or the Director of the Criminal Justice Studies program about service learning credit.

Students may register for CJS 495, Internship in Criminal Justice I, and/or CJS 496, Internship In Criminal Justice II. The student may receive up to three (3) semester hour credits respectively under the University’s Option #2 grading policy of credit/no credit.

Students who have an approved internship and who have been granted permission to enroll in the internship course, may register for CJS may register for CJS 495, Internship in Criminal Justice I, and/or CJS 496, Internship In Criminal Justice II.

One semester hour is based on fifty (50) clock hours per term with the agency. Students who wish to receive two (2) or three (3) credits must complete 100 clock hours or 150 clock hours with the agency during the assigned term. (Term is defined as the period of time between the first and last day of a given semester or summer session.

Students must sign two copies of the AGREEMENT OF WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY once the interning agency has accepted the student as an intern and the CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT has been completed. The doctrine is sent to the interning agency. A copy is retained by the Criminal Justice Studies Program.

The internship is evaluated by the agency supervisor just prior to the end of the internship. Monthly reports are left to the discretion of the interning agency. Conferences among the University representative, the agency supervisor, and the student form a basis for judgment whenever discrepancies emerge.

a. The intern must arrange his/her work schedule with the assigned supervisor in the cooperating agency.

b. The intern may suggest ways that his/her internship experience could be made more beneficial.


Criminal Justice and Security Studies

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1447