Criminal Justice Internships

Create a Highly Marketable Criminal Justice Resume

At Champlain, you have the opportunity to learn by doing field work in a state, local or federal criminal justice agency to gain crucial hands-on experience and confidence in dealing with real-life situations.

The Criminal Justice major is designed for hands-on learning. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in a changeable industry.

In addition to other internship opportunities, like those mentioned below, Criminal Justice Majors at Champlain College can choose to complete an intensive 15-week program in residence at the Vermont Police Academy, to start them off in a career as an officer in the Green Mountain State.

Recent Internship Locations for Criminal Justice Majors:


How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to have developed some valuable skills, you need a good resume, you need expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you well prepared in all four areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships as early as the summer after the first year.

  • The Office of Career Services and the Life Experience Action Dimension (LEAD) program will help you develop your professional resume and teach you interview skills.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they will help you build your professional skill-set and enhance your resume.

  • Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are universally better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain Graduates receive full and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.


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