Careers & Internships

The School of Criminal Justice offers many options for students to find and prepare for future careers. Students may explore internship opportunities, which involve working in a criminal justice agency for course credit. Students can earn internship credit during the school year, but many choose to complete internships while spending the summer off-campus. Either way, internships are a valuable opportunity to investigate potential careers while still earning credit toward graduation.

In addition, the School’s annual career fair (held each February) exposes our students to the wide variety of careers available in criminal justice. Students can interact with representatives from a large number of agencies to determine whether they might be interested in different careers. Thanks to our vast alumni network, returning alumni can share their experiences with our students, and describe how their MSU experience has translated into work in the field.

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The School of Criminal Justice highly encourages students to participate in internships. An internship is a great way to integrate classroom learning with real world situations. Internships offer a planned program of observation, participation, and study in a selected criminal justice agency. They also give students an opportunity to explore a possible career choice and learn professional skills necessary to be competitive in the job market

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MSU Career Services and Placement
Career Resources
Criminal Justice Career Fair
MSU School of Criminal Justice LinkedIn Page