Internship & Employment Opportunities for Students

The following are internship and job positions that have been posted by our partner organizations and agencies.  The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies has no control over the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the content submitted by the organization or agency and makes no representations about any of such content.   We encourage everyone to use reasonable discretion and caution in evaluating any posting.

Internships & Jobs

Administration of Justice Intern

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office accepts year-round applications for Administration of Justice volunteers-interns who are interested in gaining valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of areas and learning about the justice system from within the criminal prosecutor’s office. All volunteers-interns must complete a background check.

Contact:
Sophie Johnson, Email: Sophie.Johnson@countyofnapa.org
Type of Position:
Internship

Cadet/Intern

The Marin County Sheriff's Office Cadet/Intern Program offers college students a rewarding hands-on learning experience in all divisions of the Sheriff's Office. Cadet/Interns serve alongside experienced law enforcement staff and receive a valuable introduction to a law enforcement career.

Cadet/Intern Standards

The Marin County Sheriff's Office is committed to mentoring and developing cadet/interns.  The department has set forth the highest standards and expectations for participants in the Cadet/Intern Program. We are looking for cadet/interns who demonstrate integrity, maturity, honesty, personal discipline, and sound judgment.

The Sheriff believes in excellent customer service. Cadet/Interns selected to partcipate must be service-oriented and possess knowledge of basic office practices; business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation; strong communication skills and abilty to read and understand laws, rules, and Sheriff's Office policies and procedures; and carry out instructions, analyze situations and determine appropriate responses.

Examples of Duties

Cadet/interns perform duties that effectively support Sheriff's Office activities such as:

  • Provide general information and assistance to the public in person or on the telephone
  • Help maintain department vehicles
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Support the Patrol Division at large events
  • Aid in marking and towing of abandoned vehicles
  • Assist Investigation Division personnel with crime scenes

Training

Each cade/intern will receive training in Sheriff's Office policies and procedures as well as specific job training from experienced cadet/interns and sworn and non-sworn personnel.

Before participating in field-related activities, cadet/interns must pass a formal training program. Cadet/interns will learn report writing, traffic control and direction, basic evidence collection, and community relationship building.

Cadet/interns are compensated during training.

Program Requirements

  • A high school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not have any felony criminal convictions
  • Meet drug standards
  • Be able to work evening and weekends
  • Be willing to wear a uniform
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver's license
  • Be enrolled in college with at least 9 units per semester or 6 quarter units; proof required each semester or quarter
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better

Special Requirements: Pass background investigation, criminal record check, computer voice stress analysis, and medical exam

Compensation

Cadet/interns are paid an hourly wage and work part-time from 16-25 hours per week depending on availability. Cadet/interns may be eligible for coverage in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

The Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate participation in the program at any time without cause or appeal. Cadet/interns may remain in the program for up to four years.

Application Process

Interested parties may contact Marin County Sheriff's Office Student Internship Coordinator.  The selection process to participate in the Cadet/Intern Program includes:

  • Interview
  • Truth-verification exam (CVSA)
  • Background investigation
  • Pre-placement medical exam
Contact:
Marin County Sheriff's Office Student Internship Coordinator Joy Fossett, Phone: (415) 473-7447, Email: JFossett@marincounty.org
Type of Position:
Internship

Client Navigator Intern

The Alameda County Family Justice Center's Client Navigator Internship Program is available to college interns who are interested in working in the social services field. Interns will shadow our Client Navigators to provide client intake and needs assessment, and learn how to provide follow-up and case management. Minimum commitment of 300 hours.

Contact:
ACFJC Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: (510) 267-8842, Email: info@acfjc.org
Type of Position:
Internship

Communications Dispatcher

Under general supervision, receives routine and emergency calls and transmits messages by operation of telecommunications, computer and radio equipment during assigned shift; dispatches emergency law enforcement, fire/medical, and other public safety equipment and personnel in a coordinated manner; receives and refers citizen complaints; and performs related work as required.

Contact:
Sergeant Damon Davis, Phone: (415) 473-4280, Email: d_davis@marinsheriff.org
Type of Position:
Job

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry level class in this sworn law enforcement series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents attend a designated law enforcement academy to gain their California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Regular Basic Course certificate, participate in the Marin County Sheriff's Office Field Training Program or Jail Training Program, and become familiar with all aspects of law enforcement. This class is alternately staffed with the Deputy Sheriff class and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience, completing the required training, and meeting the qualifications for the higher level class.

Contact:
Sergeant Damon Davis, Phone: (415) 473-4280, Email: d_davis@marinsheriff.org
Type of Position:
Job

Emergency Management Intern

The primary duty of the Emergency Management Intern is to provide technical and/or administrative assistance in emergency preparedness and planning projects.  These projects may involve: exercise design and development, Geographic Information Services (GIS) and technology management, and public information and outreach.  Duties may also include: assisting staff in the day-to-day operations within the Emergency Management Division office; answering inquiries by phone and through written communications; preparing documents and reports; assisting with research assignments and special projects; attending meetings or community events; and filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.

Contact:
County of Sonoma Volunteer Program, Phone: (707) 565-4421, Email: volunteer@sonoma-county.org
Type of Position:
Internship

Honors Intern

The FBI Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C.-area Headquarters or in Field Offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find elsewhere. To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must: be a U.S. citizen; attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctoral student. Students are not eligible if they will graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the semester immediately following; have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process and for the duration of the internship program; a first-semester freshman or student attending a school that does not provide a GPA will need to meet alternate criteria. Instead of a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant must have maintained at least a 3.0 high school GPA and have scored a 1500 out of 2400 on the SAT (1000 out of 1600 on new SATs) or scored a 21 or higher on the ACT; and pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

Contact:
See website.
Type of Position:
Internship

Legal Aid Intern

All interns must participate in two half-day training sessions as well as ongoing on the job training. Interns are asked to work at least 8 hours per week for a semester or summer session. All services are provided under the supervision and mentorship of an experienced attorney or case manager.

Past interns have found their internships to provide invaluable experience in interviewing clients, learning substantive law and preparing pleadings.

Contact:
Linda Cooney, Email: lcooney@legalaidsc.com
Type of Position:
Internship

Police Cadet

The San Francisco Police Department Cadet program is designed to provide a service for the City of San Francisco, the Police Department and the Community that it serves. A Police Cadet is considered a future leader in the community. The goals of the Police Cadet program are to expose men and women to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a career in law enforcement. The Police Cadet program helps to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement related positions including, but not limited to: Police Officer, Community Police Services Aide or 911 Dispatcher. 

A structured program has been established to promote Police Cadets duties and responsibilities. The Police Cadet expectations are high morals, excelling academically, using good judgment, and being active in the community. Police Cadets provide assistance to the San Francisco Police Department and act as a liaison between the police and youth in our community.

Contact:
Danielle Poole, Phone: (415) 837-7382 Email: SFPDHR@sfgov.org
Type of Position:
Job

Police Department Student Ambassador

The Sonoma State University Police Department (SSUPD) is teaming up with the Financial Aid Office to provide a job opportunity to 2-4 students to assist the police department with programs and services designed to create a direct connection between the department and the community.  The goal of the program is for Student Ambassadors to develop transferable career skills by working closely with department members, providing a welcoming and professional environment for the public, providing clerical support, assistance with special projects, community outreach, visible presence, special event programing, and other duties as assigned.

Student Ambassadors will be required to attend training specific to working in a police department.  Student Ambassadors will work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the academic year, and may work during the summer session. Student Ambassadors will be paid $15/ hour by and through SSU. 

Duties

  • Assist department members with the creation of crime prevention and public service videos, as well as brochures, flyers and other educational materials, maintain the police department website and associated social media pages
  • Provide educational presentations, and/or support for events such as Public Safety Fairs, Cops and Coffee, and other community engagement events
  • Assist department members during training presentations, training scenarios, and other department and community trainings 

Qualifications

  • Student at Sonoma State University
  • Qualify for Federal Work Study
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated clerical and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated English proficiency and accurate typing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and short timelines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, video creation and editing

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to pass a thorough police background investigation of personal and work history, including a fingerprint check of criminal history.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California, and participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice Program.
  • Must sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement regarding nondisclosure of sensitive information heard, read or seen while working at the police department

Application

  • Submit application letter and resume to SSUPD Chief Nader Oweis
Contact:
Sonoma State University Police Department, Email: nader.oweis@sonoma.edi
Website:
Type of Position:
Internship

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Administration of Justice Intern

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office accepts year-round applications for Administration of Justice volunteers-interns who are interested in gaining valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of areas and learning about the justice system from within the criminal prosecutor’s office. All volunteers-interns must complete a background check.

Contact:
Sophie Johnson, Email: Sophie.Johnson@countyofnapa.org

Cadet/Intern

The Marin County Sheriff's Office Cadet/Intern Program offers college students a rewarding hands-on learning experience in all divisions of the Sheriff's Office. Cadet/Interns serve alongside experienced law enforcement staff and receive a valuable introduction to a law enforcement career.

Cadet/Intern Standards

The Marin County Sheriff's Office is committed to mentoring and developing cadet/interns.  The department has set forth the highest standards and expectations for participants in the Cadet/Intern Program. We are looking for cadet/interns who demonstrate integrity, maturity, honesty, personal discipline, and sound judgment.

The Sheriff believes in excellent customer service. Cadet/Interns selected to partcipate must be service-oriented and possess knowledge of basic office practices; business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation; strong communication skills and abilty to read and understand laws, rules, and Sheriff's Office policies and procedures; and carry out instructions, analyze situations and determine appropriate responses.

Examples of Duties

Cadet/interns perform duties that effectively support Sheriff's Office activities such as:

  • Provide general information and assistance to the public in person or on the telephone
  • Help maintain department vehicles
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Support the Patrol Division at large events
  • Aid in marking and towing of abandoned vehicles
  • Assist Investigation Division personnel with crime scenes

Training

Each cade/intern will receive training in Sheriff's Office policies and procedures as well as specific job training from experienced cadet/interns and sworn and non-sworn personnel.

Before participating in field-related activities, cadet/interns must pass a formal training program. Cadet/interns will learn report writing, traffic control and direction, basic evidence collection, and community relationship building.

Cadet/interns are compensated during training.

Program Requirements

  • A high school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not have any felony criminal convictions
  • Meet drug standards
  • Be able to work evening and weekends
  • Be willing to wear a uniform
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver's license
  • Be enrolled in college with at least 9 units per semester or 6 quarter units; proof required each semester or quarter
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better

Special Requirements: Pass background investigation, criminal record check, computer voice stress analysis, and medical exam

Compensation

Cadet/interns are paid an hourly wage and work part-time from 16-25 hours per week depending on availability. Cadet/interns may be eligible for coverage in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

The Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate participation in the program at any time without cause or appeal. Cadet/interns may remain in the program for up to four years.

Application Process

Interested parties may contact Marin County Sheriff's Office Student Internship Coordinator.  The selection process to participate in the Cadet/Intern Program includes:

  • Interview
  • Truth-verification exam (CVSA)
  • Background investigation
  • Pre-placement medical exam
Contact:
Marin County Sheriff's Office Student Internship Coordinator Joy Fossett, Phone: (415) 473-7447, Email: JFossett@marincounty.org

Client Navigator Intern

The Alameda County Family Justice Center's Client Navigator Internship Program is available to college interns who are interested in working in the social services field. Interns will shadow our Client Navigators to provide client intake and needs assessment, and learn how to provide follow-up and case management. Minimum commitment of 300 hours.

Contact:
ACFJC Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: (510) 267-8842, Email: info@acfjc.org

Emergency Management Intern

The primary duty of the Emergency Management Intern is to provide technical and/or administrative assistance in emergency preparedness and planning projects.  These projects may involve: exercise design and development, Geographic Information Services (GIS) and technology management, and public information and outreach.  Duties may also include: assisting staff in the day-to-day operations within the Emergency Management Division office; answering inquiries by phone and through written communications; preparing documents and reports; assisting with research assignments and special projects; attending meetings or community events; and filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.

Contact:
County of Sonoma Volunteer Program, Phone: (707) 565-4421, Email: volunteer@sonoma-county.org

Honors Intern

The FBI Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C.-area Headquarters or in Field Offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find elsewhere. To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must: be a U.S. citizen; attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctoral student. Students are not eligible if they will graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the semester immediately following; have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process and for the duration of the internship program; a first-semester freshman or student attending a school that does not provide a GPA will need to meet alternate criteria. Instead of a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant must have maintained at least a 3.0 high school GPA and have scored a 1500 out of 2400 on the SAT (1000 out of 1600 on new SATs) or scored a 21 or higher on the ACT; and pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

Contact:
See website.

Legal Aid Intern

All interns must participate in two half-day training sessions as well as ongoing on the job training. Interns are asked to work at least 8 hours per week for a semester or summer session. All services are provided under the supervision and mentorship of an experienced attorney or case manager.

Past interns have found their internships to provide invaluable experience in interviewing clients, learning substantive law and preparing pleadings.

Contact:
Linda Cooney, Email: lcooney@legalaidsc.com

Police Department Student Ambassador

The Sonoma State University Police Department (SSUPD) is teaming up with the Financial Aid Office to provide a job opportunity to 2-4 students to assist the police department with programs and services designed to create a direct connection between the department and the community.  The goal of the program is for Student Ambassadors to develop transferable career skills by working closely with department members, providing a welcoming and professional environment for the public, providing clerical support, assistance with special projects, community outreach, visible presence, special event programing, and other duties as assigned.

Student Ambassadors will be required to attend training specific to working in a police department.  Student Ambassadors will work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the academic year, and may work during the summer session. Student Ambassadors will be paid $15/ hour by and through SSU. 

Duties

  • Assist department members with the creation of crime prevention and public service videos, as well as brochures, flyers and other educational materials, maintain the police department website and associated social media pages
  • Provide educational presentations, and/or support for events such as Public Safety Fairs, Cops and Coffee, and other community engagement events
  • Assist department members during training presentations, training scenarios, and other department and community trainings 

Qualifications

  • Student at Sonoma State University
  • Qualify for Federal Work Study
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated clerical and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated English proficiency and accurate typing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and short timelines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, video creation and editing

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to pass a thorough police background investigation of personal and work history, including a fingerprint check of criminal history.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California, and participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice Program.
  • Must sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement regarding nondisclosure of sensitive information heard, read or seen while working at the police department

Application

  • Submit application letter and resume to SSUPD Chief Nader Oweis
Contact:
Sonoma State University Police Department, Email: nader.oweis@sonoma.edi
Website:

Police Intern

The primary goal of the Police Intern Program is to further prepare and develop qualified college students to enter the field of law enforcement—preferably with the Novato Police Department—while pursuing successful completion of a college education. Police Intern assignments include records, patrol, investigations, traffic, court liaison, crime prevention, evidence office, and dispatch.

Contact:
Novato Police Department, Phone: (415) 899-705

Victim Services Intern

The Napa County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Division is seeking the participation of qualified volunteers from the community in an effort to extend services to crime victims.  Victim Services Volunteers/Interns will gain intricate, hands-on experience by observing and being part of victim advocacy, criminal justice procedures, restitution assistance, and community outreach.  

Contact:
Victim Services Division, Phone: (707) 299-1414

Communications Dispatcher

Under general supervision, receives routine and emergency calls and transmits messages by operation of telecommunications, computer and radio equipment during assigned shift; dispatches emergency law enforcement, fire/medical, and other public safety equipment and personnel in a coordinated manner; receives and refers citizen complaints; and performs related work as required.

Contact:
Sergeant Damon Davis, Phone: (415) 473-4280, Email: d_davis@marinsheriff.org

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry level class in this sworn law enforcement series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents attend a designated law enforcement academy to gain their California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Regular Basic Course certificate, participate in the Marin County Sheriff's Office Field Training Program or Jail Training Program, and become familiar with all aspects of law enforcement. This class is alternately staffed with the Deputy Sheriff class and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience, completing the required training, and meeting the qualifications for the higher level class.

Contact:
Sergeant Damon Davis, Phone: (415) 473-4280, Email: d_davis@marinsheriff.org

Police Cadet

The San Francisco Police Department Cadet program is designed to provide a service for the City of San Francisco, the Police Department and the Community that it serves. A Police Cadet is considered a future leader in the community. The goals of the Police Cadet program are to expose men and women to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a career in law enforcement. The Police Cadet program helps to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement related positions including, but not limited to: Police Officer, Community Police Services Aide or 911 Dispatcher. 

A structured program has been established to promote Police Cadets duties and responsibilities. The Police Cadet expectations are high morals, excelling academically, using good judgment, and being active in the community. Police Cadets provide assistance to the San Francisco Police Department and act as a liaison between the police and youth in our community.

Contact:
Danielle Poole, Phone: (415) 837-7382 Email: SFPDHR@sfgov.org

Police Officer

San Francisco Police Officers perform a wide variety of duties to promote public safety and security, prevent crime and enforce the law. Police officers perform a number of essential functions. For example, they patrol districts to prevent and detect crime; respond to calls for assistance; conduct criminal investigations; interact with the community to build cooperation and support; pursue and arrest suspects; enforce traffic and parking laws; write reports and maintain records; work with superiors, peers, and others as a team; prepare for and participate in planned events; prepare for court and give testimony; and fulfill other administrative duties when required. This is much more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.

Contact:
Liezel Cruz, Email: DHR-PublicSafety@sfgov.org

Special Agent Trainee

This class is used for the recruitment and development of individuals with a four-year college degree who do not possess investigative law enforcement experience. Incumbents will receive comprehensive, on-the-job training in the application of the principles and techniques of conducting civil, criminal, or narcotic investigations and enforcement activities for the Department of Justice.

Special Agent Trainees must successfully complete all academy courses, including academic classes, physical training, physical methods of arrest, vehicle operation, and use of weapons in order to be eligible to qualify to move to the class of Special Agent, Department of Justice. Failure in the Special Agent Trainee class to qualify for movement to the class of Special Agent within the prescribed training period will be cause for termination.

Positions may exist in Alameda, Dublin, Fresno, Laguna Woods, Los Angeles, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Contact:
State of California Department of Justice, Phone: (916) 210-6021, Email: TSU@DOJ.CA.GOV