- Internships are available in a wide variety of law enforcement, correctional, judicial and private security agencies.
- Criminal justice internships are available at the federal, state, county and local levels, as well as with private and non-profit organizations.
- Internships may be arranged in your hometown or in any other part of the country.
- Many private organizations pay a salary for their interns.
The following ongoing internships are dependent upon current agency needs and funding availability.
- 96th District Court Office
- Alger County Prosecuting Attorney
- Alger County Sheriff's Office
- Baraga County Sheriff's Office
- Bensinger, Cotant and Menkes, P.C.
- Chippewa County Sheriff's Department
- Chocolay Township Police Department
- Delta County Prosecuting Attorney
- Delta County Sheriff's Department
- Dickinson County Sheriff's Department
- Gogebic County Probation Office
- Houghton County Sheriff's Office
- Houghton Police Department
- Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney
- Mackinac County Sheriff's Office
- Marquette Branch Prison
- Marquette City Police Department
- Marquette County
- Family Court
- Juvenile Division
- Probate Court
- Youth Home
- Marquette County Central Dispatch
- Marquette County Parole/Probation
- Marquette County Prosecutor's Office
- Marquette County Sheriff's Office
- Menominee County Sheriff's Office
- Michigan State Police Calumet Post
- Michigan State Police Gladstone Post
- Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post
- Michigan State Police Manistique Post
- Michigan State Police Munising Post
- Michigan State Police Negaunee Post
- Michigan State Police Sault St. Marie Post
- Negaunee City Police Department
- NMU Public Safety
- Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office
- Teaching Family Homes
Bureau of Justice Assistance Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of demonstration programs to test a broad range of alternatives to traditional modes of incarceration.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.
Death Penalty Information Center Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) contains some excellent sources available for those interested in the history of capital punishment.
Division of Violence Prevention Division of Violence Prevention in CDC's, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has four priority areas for violence prevention: youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide and firearm injuries.
Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water and land - upon which life depends.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was created in 1908 and has been upholding the laws of the land through the gangster era, the New Deal, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Terrorism and Computer/Internet Crimes.
Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Bureau of Prisons' primary business is to operate correctional facilities, and make certain administrative, support and policy functions are carried out by the central office, six regional offices and two training centers.
Federal Judicial Center Federal Judicial Center (FJC) is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. It was established by Congress in 1967, on the recommendation of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Federal Register Federal Register (FR) is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is composed of four extramural divisions: the Division of AIDS; the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation; the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; and the Division of Extramural Activities.
National Institute of Corrections National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.
National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
National Institute of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is the only federal agency solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.
National Institute on Mental Health National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Security Agency National Security Agency (NSA) is the Nation's cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information.
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) helps prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Office of Victims of Crime Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) is intended to help researchers, victim advocates, and allied professionals. OVC can better inform the development of such material as grant proposals where current research and statistics on victims of crime is needed.
United Nations United Nations (UN) is central to global efforts to solve problems which challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system.
U.S. Bureau of the Census U.S. Bureau of the Census’ mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) houses a wide-range of data and information related to labor statistics.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America. They establish immigration services, policies and priorities to preserve America's legacy as a nation of immigrants while ensuring that no one is admitted who is a threat to public safety.
U.S. Code U.S. Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
U.S. Courts U.S. Courts is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest components. CBP’s mission is keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also is responsible for securing and facilitating trade and travel.
U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively; and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency.
U.S. General Accountability Office U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives provides the latest congressional news and important links to congressional information.
U.S. Marshals Service U.S. Marshals Service’s mission is to protect the federal courts and ensure the effective operation of the judicial system.
U.S. Parole Commission U.S. Parole Commission’s mission is to ensure public safety by exercising its authority regarding the release and supervision of criminal offenders under its jurisdiction in a way that promotes justice.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s mission is to protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees and its customers from criminal attack and protect the nation’s mail system from criminal misuse.
U.S. Secret Service U.S. Secret Service, one of the nation's oldest federal investigative law enforcement agencies, was founded in 1865 as a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department.
U.S. Sentencing Commission U.S. Sentencing Commission provides federal judges clear direction for sentencing defendants in their courts. The guidelines take into account the seriousness of the criminal behavior and the defendant’s criminal record.
U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the United States.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international organization established in 1963 to encourage criminal justice education and research.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) members include physicians, criminalists, toxicologists, attorneys, dentists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, educators and others who practice and perform research in the many diverse fields relating to forensic science.
American Association for Justice American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes a fair and effective justice system by supporting the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can be obtained justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
American Bar Association American Bar Association (ABA) strives to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to expand your career. From ABA-sponsored workshops, meetings and seminars to a wide variety of respected and up-to-date publications, the ABA is dedicated to helping you advance your career.
American Civil Liberties Union American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the rights and liberties defined to everyone in this country by the Constitution and U.S. laws.
American Jail Association American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those who work in and operate our nation's jails.
American Probation and Parole Association American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections. APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of probation and parole practitioners.
American Psychological Association American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
American Society of Criminology American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization. Its members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency.
American Sociological Association American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world's largest, with nearly 50,000 members, anti-fraud organization. It is also a provider of anti-fraud training and education. The ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide.
Correctional Education Association Correctional Education Association (CEA) is a professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings.
International Association of Chiefs of Police International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization. This organization is made up of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries.
Justice Research and Statistics Association Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), created in 1974, is an organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia and criminal justice organizations. JRSA serves to promote the exchange of information among the SACs, helping them to work towards common goals, and as a liaison between the state agencies and the justice department.
Law and Society Association Law and Society Association (LSA), founded in 1964, is a group of people from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life. LSA brings training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics and history as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena.
National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was created in 1863 by the United States Congress to advise the government in scientific and technical matters. NAS is a society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to furthering science and technology.
National Association of Attorneys General National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded to help Attorneys General assist in the delivery of high quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. Their mission is: "to facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs."
National Association of Police Organizations National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) was founded in 1978. NAPO supports law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 2,000 police units and associations, 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired officers and more than 100,000 citizens.
National Association of State Fire Marshals National Association of State Fire Marshals’ (NASFM) mission is to protect human life, property and the environment from fire and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state fire marshals' operations.
National Association of State Judicial Educators National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) was founded in 1975 to improve the justice system through judicial branch education.
National Center for State Courts National Center for State Courts (NCSC) was founded in 1971 by U.S. chief justice Warren E. Burger. NCSC promotes justice through leadership and service to the state courts. Its mission is accomplished through research, education, consulting and information services.
National Criminal Justice Association National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. NCJA helped shape and implement criminal justice policy since its founding in 1971.
National District Attorney Association National District Attorney Association (NDAA) is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its purposes are: “to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the prosecuting attorneys of the United States; to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice in the United States; to promote the study of the law and research therein; publish and to distribute addresses, reports, treatises and other literary works; to operate the training and education division of the corporation; to operate the training, research and development division of the corporation.”
National Juvenile Detention Association National Juvenile Detention Association (NJCSA) was founded in March 1968. NJCSA offers the opportunity to improve your skills in the juvenile justice system through training, education and technical assistance.
National Legal Aid Defender Association National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) is the oldest and largest national, non-profit membership organization devoting all of its resources to advocating equal access to justice for all Americans.
National Organization of Bar Counsel National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) is a non-profit organization whose members enforce ethical rules which regulate the professional conduct of lawyers.
National Sheriffs' Association National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) serves law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.
World Society of Victimology World Society of Victimology (WSV) is a not for profit nongovernmental organization. Its members from around the world are brought together by their mutual concern for victims, including victim assistance practitioners, scientists, social workers, physicians, lawyers, university professors and students.
Other Internship Agencies
Many of our criminal justice students have worked with the agencies listed below. Check to see if current internship opportunities are available.
- 44th District Court, Probation Department
- Appleton, WI Police Department
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
- Detroit Homicide
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Homme Youth and Family Programs
- Lansing Police Department
- Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
- Manitowoc, WI Police Department
- Michigan Department of Corrections
- National Park Service
- Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
- Petoskey Department of Public Safety
- Rolling Meadows, IL Police Department
- Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA)
- Traverse City Sheriff
- U.S. Courts
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Wayne County Sheriff's Office
- Winnebago County, IL Juvenile Probation Division