Criminal justice is a highly specialized field, with those looking to protect and serve requiring the right training and education to get the job done and uphold a high level of public trust. And the hands-on, experiential learning opportunities provided through in depth criminal justice internships is an important part of developing those highly specialized skills
There are a variety of fields open to someone looking to break into the criminal justice field. Career options for protectors include: border protection; computer security; corrections; customs; cybercrime investigation; the Drug Enforcement Agency; emergency management; environmental science; fire science; first responders; immigration and customs; law enforcement; public health; and security. Goodwin has six public safety and offering certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees:
- Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
- Environmental Health Technician (Certificate)
- Environmental Studies (Bachelor’s and Associate Degree)
- Homeland Security (Associate Degree)
- Paramedic Studies (Certificate)
- Public Safety and Security (Bachelor’s Degree)
Students in Goodwin’s Criminal Justice programs have participated in student internships with the American Red Cross; Cheshire Correctional Institute; Community Court at Hartford; Community Partners in Action; Connecticut Adult Probation; the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; the Department of Health; fire department; police departments; and the CT court system.
“My experience at my internship was spectacular and surpassed my expectations,” Homeland Security student Dominique Henriques said of her internship at the Connecticut Judicial Branch. “My site supervisor was wonderful and encouraged me.”
Criminal Justice student David Mable interned with the Manchester Police Activities League, coordinating community outings for kids in the program and actively aiding in day-to-day office work.
“PAL is an organization which works to create opportunities for mutual socialization and learning between police officers and youth,” Mable said. “Through PAL I’ve acquired some skill sets, such as critical thinking, that will help me in my future career goal, which is to become a police officer. I continue to volunteer at PAL even though I have completed my internship requirements.”
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