Criminology

Internships

Internships within the Criminology Program involve working side by side with professionals in law, social work, and corrections and developing professional connections in those fields. Every semester, the Criminology Program offers credit-granting positions in the specialized courts of Nassau and Queens Counties, focusing on areas such as mental health and drug courts, family courts, the domestic violence and sex crimes prosecutorial units, and the Nassau County Department of Probation. The program also has connections with local nonprofit community organizations dealing with issues of community violence interruption, rehabilitation, immigration, and domestic violence. Students interning for these organizations learn valuable advocacy, counseling, mentoring, organizational, and presentation skills, which are crucial for working with issues of crime and justice in the nonprofit and social work sectors.