Internships and Careers
Undergraduate and Graduate Internships:
Employers seek employees armed with skills and the ability to think critically. To ensure that students are work-ready, the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice created the Internship Program. Through this program, students have the opportunity to take advantage of both undergraduate and graduate internships. For undergraduate students, an internship can be taken for academic credit or in place of a minor to meet graduation requirements. For graduate students seeking an terminal degree, an internship can be taken for academic credit. In addition to academic benefits, internships can aid in students’ career development – giving the students real world skills, experience, and resume material. Internships can also often lead to employment after graduation.
Starting in Summer 2016 master’s level students in their second year of the graduate program can take between six and nine credit hours on campus or three to six hours as a distance learner. Master’s level internships are more rigorous and competitive in nature.
Another aspect of creating work-ready students is making sure they have necessary career development skills. The College of Criminology partners with the FSU CareerCenter to do just that.
Through this partnership, students benefit from training in job search strategies, online career portfolio development, interviewing skills, and internship opportunities, to name just a few.
Additionally, the College partners with the FSU Career Center to host several events designed to facilitate professional networking between students and potential employers. During the fall and spring semesters, students are encouraged to attend Career Panel discussions and Internship and Career Fairs. Agencies like the CIA, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and the Office of the Public Defender are just a few examples of those who attend.