Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic ScienceMS-B1805Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
Shelly SchaeferDepartment Chair651email@example.com
Internships are an important step towards life after Hamline. They are also a necessary course requirement (Capstone). Internships build connections in your chosen field, lead to employment, build your resume, and give you a concrete place to apply the things you’ve been studying. Students majoring in criminal justice or pursuing a forensic science internship are required to complete a rigorous 120-hour internship in their field of interest concurrently with their senior capstone course.
Criminal justice majors can complete their internship in various areas of law enforcement at the city, state, or federal level. For students interested in careers related to the field of corrections, students can seek internships with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, or local county community corrections departments. In addition, students can complete internships with various for profit and non-profit entities that work with individuals within and exiting the criminal justice and corrections systems on issues related to chemical dependency, mental health, and reentry.
Students pursuing a forensic science certificate complete internship and work on projects that include topics such as: validating techniques for preparing evidence for DNA analysis; developing techniques to improve collection of latent print evidence; and validating drug screening techniques.
Hamline criminal justice majors and forensic science students have completed internships at the following sites:
Hamline forensic science students and a faculty member were featured in a story on KARE 11 News that illustrated the physical evidence a person leaves behind in a given day and how forensic scientists might collect and examine those clues.
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American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Laboratory
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory Unit
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