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    Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Forensic Science Internships

    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 criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) or pursuing a forensic science certificate are required to complete a rigorous 120-hour internship in their field of interest.

    CCJ majors can complete their internship in areas related to the field of corrections, or various areas of law enforcement at the city, state, or federal level. 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 an 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 CCJ majors and forensic science students have completed internships at the following sites:

    • Minneapolis and Saint Paul Police Department Crime Labs
    • Tri-County (Anoka) Regional Forensic Laboratory
    • Anoka and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Labs
    • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
    • Toxicology, Biology, Cold Case Unit, Special Operations, Gang Strike Force, Investigations, Fingerprints, Trace Evidence
    • Hennepin and Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Offices
    • Saint Louis County Coroner’s Office (Duluth, MN)
    • Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office (Hastings, MN)
    • Midwest Forensic Pathology (Coon Rapids, MN)
    • Minnesota Department of Corrections
    • FBI Honors Internship
    • Michigan State Patrol Crime Lab
    • C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory, Univ. of FL
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
    • Private Investigation firms
    • Forensic Document Examiner
    • Drug Enforcement Agency
    • United States Secret Service
    • U.S. Marshal Service
    • United States Department of Agriculture
    • United States Postal Inspector
    • Hennepin and Anoka County Public Defender’s Offices
    • Minneapolis Police Department
    • Edina Police Department
    • Minnetonka Police Department
    • Hennepin County Home School
    • Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center
    • Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
    • Dakota County Community Corrections
    • Lino Lakes Juvenile Detention Center
    • Center for Homicide Studies