• 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.

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.