Internship Coordinator

Owen Cater

Office: ALP-209
Phone: 916.278.7691

CRJ 195: Criminal Justice Internship


To qualify for the course, a student must be a declared CRJ major, have senior status (90 units completed at the beginning of the semester of internship) and have completed the upper division core requirements, with the exception of CRJ 190.  No more than one core class may be taken concurrently with the internship.

Application and Enrollment:  

Because of the length of time involved in background checks and other preliminaries, the process for the Internship program begins in the prior semester. 

Filing Period Requirements:

Printed applications for the Fall 2014 semester will be accepted in the Division of Criminal Justice office (ALP-137) on Monday, March 3rd, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. ONLY.  All applications must be complete.  Neither early nor late applications will be accepted, nor applications submitted in any other manner.

All applicants will be notified on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, via the applicant’s Sac State email address.  Successful applicants will be notified of the mandatory orientation dates at that time.

Academic Requirements:

  1. CRJ major status.  Other majors, Expressed Interest in Criminal Justice, and CRJ minors will not be accepted.
  2. Senior status at beginning of Internship semester (90 units completed).  Earned units plus units-in-progress must total a minimum of 90.
  3. Completion of CRJ 101, 102, 121, 123, 130, 141, and 160. Students may have these courses in progress at the time of application; no more than one of these classes may be taken concurrently with the internship.

Failure to meet any of the academic requirements or filing deadlines described above will remove the applicant from consideration for the program.

The application decision of the Division of Criminal Justice is final.

Alternatives for students: 

Like any other course the Division offers, CRJ 195 has a limited number of seats available and will not be able to accommodate every interested student.

Many agencies have an office dedicated to outreach, which can be extremely helpful to the student engaged in career exploration in the criminal justice field.  Some even offer opportunities to ride-along or job shadow.  Students who have not yet satisfied the prerequisites for the course, or were unsuccessful in obtaining a seat in CRJ 195, are encouraged to pursue this avenue of exploration.