Criminal Justice Internship


Welcome to CRJ490: Criminal Justice Internship Program at Nyack College!

The Criminal Justice Internship Program provides a structured and extended off-campus experience, in a supervised criminal justice setting related to the major and career interests of Nyack College's Criminal Justice students.  The internship is an opportunity for students to:

  • apply the principles learned in the academic setting to a work situation;
  • explore a career area prior to graduation;
  • obtain work experience and contact for future employment and/or graduate school; and
  • develop knowledge and work skills through the combination of practical experience and scholarly research in the topical area of the internship

The internship is designed to broaden the academic experience of Criminal Justice students through appropriate observational and work assignments with criminal justice agencies.  Correlation of theoretical knowledge with practice is emphasized.

Students are placed in internship settings related to criminal justice, within city, county, state and federal agencies.  Opportunities are available in the areas of local law enforcement, federal law enforcement, juvenile justice, probation and courts / law.

CRJ490: Criminal Justice Internship is a fully field-based 3-credit course, requiring 120 hours of field experience, and minimal classroom time.  Interns meet on a regular basis with the Internship Coordinator, both prior to and during their internship experiences.

The Internship Coordinator is Catherine Cha, J.D., and she may be reached at or 845.770.5747.