Undergraduate Internship Courses

CJBS 377/378/379: Internships for Criminal Justice, Law and Policing (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 201 and CJBS 101 or CRJ 101 or ICJ 101 or PSC 101 and Sophomore Standing or above 

This course gives students the opportunity to learn about the Criminal Justice system, law enforcement or the legal field while interning .

COR 310: Fieldwork in Corrections (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: Open only to students in the Cadet Education, Empowerment & Development for Success Program (CEEDS).
ENG 201 and COR 101 or CJBS 101 or CRJ 101 or ICJ 101 or PSC 101 and permission of the instructor.

Supervised field work in a variety of correctional settings, both juvenile and adult; sites are often found in institutions and community-based programs.

ISP 392/393: Interdisciplinary Internship - Housing & Community Problem Solving (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors

In this internship course, we study how communities work to address local community issues and problems and how they develop means to resolve them. We examine the issues of community problem solving by considering how government, not for profits, and landlords negotiate community based housing issues on a local level. Students will explore how each group plays a role in the process, their interdependencies, their sources of power and their vulnerabilities. Students will analyze how groups in society work to make changes in communities and how they deal with conflicts that come with competing needs and interests. That includes notions of the public good and private rights. The internship will provide opportunities for students to consider how their academic training is relevant to addressing community based problems and to understanding power and resistance in “real time”.

PAD 402: Seminar and Internship in New York City Government (6 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, Suggested for Junior or Senior status, Open to All Majors

The Seminar and Internship in Public Administration exposes students to the daily routines, processes, procedures, expectations and work life in the public sector. Students meet once a week in seminar. The seminar seeks to integrate public administration concepts and theories learned in the classroom with practical experience. The seminar meets once a month at the CUNY Graduate Center with students who are in similar programs at other senior colleges of the university. Students are required to intern a minimum of 12 to 16 hours per week at a government agency or nonprofit organization.

PSY 378/379: Fieldwork in Forensic Psychology (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, PSY 242, Forensic Psychology Majors Only

This course provides a supervised experience assisting psychologists and other professionals in forensic psychology with their assessment, management and treatment functions. Students will work in an applied institutional setting, such as a prison, special treatment clinic, hospital, or rehabilitation setting. Training will include interviewing and taking case histories, observation, and staff and case conferences. Students will also participate in classroom seminars supervised by a faculty member, with a focus on career development, and will develop a writing piece on a topic relating to their field placement.

SEC 378: Security Management Internship (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, SEC 210, SEC 211, Open to Security Management Majors

The security management internship will permit students the opportunity to earn 3 academic credits while gaining experience working in a field placement. Opportunities typically are available in private security guard and investigative businesses, corporate security and loss prevention departments, and crime control units within law enforcement. Internships are under the supervision of a faculty member of the department.

SOC 377/378/379: Internships for Sociology (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, Open to All Majors 

This course focuses on student’s internship placements in the larger context of society.

SOC 381: Internship in Dispute Resolution (3 credits)

Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, SOC 206, SOC 380, Open to Dispute Resolution Minors and Certificates

Students work with the professor to find appropriate settings to enhance their dispute resolution skills and techniques.


NOTE: If you are interested in other internship courses, please contact internships@jjay.cuny.edu to find out more information on who to contact within the appropriate department.