College should be a fun. However, we are seeing more applicants coming from college that are doing things to disqualify themselves from the application process. Time can't make all issues go away and decisions students make today can affect them the rest of their professional life.
Common reasons why applicants are being disqualified are:
- Alcohol related incidents
- Poor credit
- Excessive traffic violations
- Unacceptable Drug use
- Poor Employment History (excessive terminations)
- Not showing up ready
- Try to hide information
Successful applicants typically:
- Have community Service
- Are envolved in school activities
- Take challenging courses
- Research organizations they apply
- Show up prepared
- Are honest
CRJU 495 is a practicum during which students engage in actual field experience. Special
emphasis is placed on relating the
field experience to academic work. Restricted
to junior and senior criminal justice majors.
Requires permission of instructor. Course is
graded on a pass/fail basis and counts as a
free elective (but does not count as a CRJU 300/400 level elective). Download sample course syllabus below.
There are several ways we can set up an internship if you’re interested. Many of the placements can be secured directly--you can apply to an internship, then notify me, and I'll enroll you in the course. See table below for some possibilities; see also "Ongoing Competitive Placements" (also below). Alternatively, you can find a position on your own, if you are away for the summer for example. (I am willing to give credit for people who work as a summer officer at the beach or at the office of Public Safety, for example.)
I can help you coordinate a position that you yourself find to make sure that it meets our requirements.
Announcements: Start planning for Summer and Fall 2014 placements (2/24/14)
2015 Legislative Fellows
Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 12 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. in 176 Graham Hall. Interested students may send a current resume and RSVP to me for one of the sessions at
email@example.com. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, April 23.
About the Program
The University’s Legislative Fellows Program, which
will celebrate 34 years of service to the Delaware General Assembly in
2015, is a paid internship opportunity offered in partnership by the
University and Delaware General Assembly. Through
their non-partisan, in-depth research, Legislative Fellows assist
legislators in dealing with complex public policy issues facing the
state. Since its inception, more than 265 individuals have participated
in the program.
Fellows are selected through a competitive process
and work in Dover for 20 hours per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays) during the entire legislative session (January 5−June 30, 2015).
Fellows are paid, and transportation to Dover
in University vehicles is provided. Fellows also participate in the
three-credit graduate seminar State Government Management and Policy
(UAPP/POSC 687). In addition, the program qualifies as an internship for
our MPA degree program, and undergraduate students
have earned up to six internship credits for the experience.
Since the staff of the Delaware General Assembly is
small relative to other states, our Fellows are given a great deal more
responsibility than they might in other state legislatures. Each of the
Fellows is assigned to one of the four caucuses
of the legislature and is responsible for conducting research on
critical public policy issues. Fellows frequently see and have
opportunities to meet the Governor, President Pro Tem of the Senate,
Speaker of the House, cabinet secretaries, department/agency
heads and staff members, lobbyists, and constituents. The networking
opportunities are great!
Please visit our website at
www.ipa.udel.edu/legfellows to find out more about the program and
meet our 2014 Fellows and alumni. Our alumni—including U.S. Congressman
John Carney—rave about their experience as being transformational (as
well as a great way to network and jumpstart
Juvenile Probation and Detention Interest Session: March 25 (pending confirmation)
Interested in... juvenile probation? Working with at-risk kids? Understanding the correctional system? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest; we are scheduling an information session for mid-February to discuss both our established juvenile probation program (in Newark) and new opportunities at the detention facilities outside Wilmington at Grace Cottage/Ferris School.
Other interests? See Table below for updated info on internships setting up interviews now for summer and Fall.
********************************************************************CRJU 495 Enrollment info
Remember that to enroll in CRJU 495, which meets the DLE requirement but does NOT count towards the 300/400 electives for the CJ major, you must have room to take the 4 credits. Once I approve your placement, the department will manually enroll you.
If for winter/summer enrollment, please understand that you will be required to pay for
the winter/summer term tuition (sometimes students find this surprising).
If this would put you over 17 credits, you will have to get approval from the College of Arts and Sciences.
If they do approve it, then that info needs to go to Deanna Nardi,email@example.com, as well as to me, so we can manually add you to the class.
Ongoing Competitive Placements
There are several competitive internships that are
currently seeking candidates: for these, you need to notify me of your
interest and I will refer the top candidates for consideration.
Before I would recommend you, I need this info:
•Your GPA, area of interest, and whether you have any criminal offenses or other potential "problems"
• Highlight any special skills you may have, such as fluency in a foreign language, or past work
experience, such as childcare, customer service etc; or other experience that may be relevant or
that makes you stand out (you never know what will appeal to a supervisor/mentor)
• Specify which semester you want for your placement.
• If you have plans to apply to law school , graduate school or related, let me know, as this could
impact on your placement.
• Finally, include a resume listing your contact information, educational background, and previous work experience that I can forward to potential field experience mentors.
Do you have anything that might come up during a background search?
A criminal record, bad credit, and even so-called "sealed" juvenile records can cause problems when applying for internships in the cj field. This does NOT mean you are ineligible, but that we should talk about how best to handle this, tailored to the particular placements. Please contact me ASAP (and don't be embarrassed--I've heard it all!).
|Juvenile Probation ||rolling ||Ashley Bruncsak Family Service Specialist Supervisor Phone- (302)683-8449 Fax- (302)577-1122 || ||People skills; communication, motivation; ||any ||HUDSON STATE SERVICE CENTER 501 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711 |
|Delaware Juvenile Corrections: Mowlds/Grace Cottage/Ferris School ||rolling ||Ashley Bruncsak Family Service Specialist Supervisor Phone- (302)683-8449 Fax- (302)577-1122 || ||empathy, people skills, clean background (need own transportation) ||summer ||Wilmington |
|US DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF DELAWARE COURT OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM- SPRING 2014 (See PDF at bottom of page) ||running ||Submit letter of interest and resume to: Internship@ded.uscourts.gov or Clerk’s Office Court Operations Internship Program, Federal Building, Unit 18, 844 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 || ||Following are the minimum qualifications for appointment: 1) A student in good standing at the University of Delaware, pursuing a degree in a legal field such as Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies, who also has general knowledge of filing, telephone usage and record keeping, etc. 2) Must have a commitment to regular attendance, maintain a positive and pleasant attitude, work well in a team environment, have a high level of energy, and must deal tactfully and effectively with the bar and the public while maintaining a high quality standard of work. 3) Be willing to sign an “Acknowledgment of Gratuitous Services and Waiver for Uncompensated Employees” form. 4) Must be willing to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees ||any ||J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building located at 844 North King Street in Wilmington, Delaware |
|Links of Love (Families of Offenders) ||rolling ||Lori Alberts (302) 659-5633 firstname.lastname@example.org || ||empathy for offenders and families, basic research skills, ||any ||Kent County, but can work anywhere |
|Research Asst: Child Porn Statutes ||rolling ||Prof Leon || ||internet access, ideally a course in law or legal studies ||any ||online |
|Superior Court judge Ada Wassertain ||full until further notice ||Prof Leon || ||academic excellent, good research and writing skills; ability to function in formal court environment ||spring ||Wilmington |
|Federal Probation/Pretrial Services ||For SPRING 2014: DECEMBER 20, 2013 For SUMMER 2014: APRIL 25, 2014 For FALL 2014: AUGUST 1, 2014 ||Joshua Roth at 267-299-4420, email@example.com ||http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/ProbationPretrialServices.aspx || Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work for the U.S. Government, excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills, Must meet the minimum time requirement of twenty (20) hours per week (for at least 10 consecutive weeks); one day per week must be a full eight (8) hour day ||any ||Philadelphia |
|Admin office of the Courts: court visits, aid with new community court ||October 30 for Fall 13 ||Prof Leon || ||outgoing ||any ||Wilmington |
|NCCO APEX: Advancement through Pardons and Expungements) program, which helps individuals with criminal histories apply for pardons and expungements to help make them more employable ||ASAP ||Dominique Green at 302-333-7605 or Dominique.Green@state.de.us . ||APEX.DelawareWorks.com ||excellent communicators, analytical thinkers, and fast typists. A long-term involvement (at least 1 year) is preferred ||any ||In New Castle County, APEX operates at the Department of Labor – Wilmington @ 4425 North Market Street |
|Downstate APEX (Advancement through Pardons and Expungements) program, which helps individuals with criminal histories apply for pardons and expungements to help make them more employable ||rolling ||Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462 or Andrew.Duncan@state.de.us. ||http://apex.delawareworks.com/ ||individuals who are excellent communicators, analytical thinkers, and fast typists. ||any ||Kent and Sussex Counties: Dover, Seaford, and Georgetown Public Libraries, also at DVR in Milford @ 24 N.W. Front Street |
|Vaughn Correctional Institution ||rolling ||Michael S, Little (firstname.lastname@example.org) || ||clean background check ||any ||Smyrna, Delaware |
|Cecil County State's Attorney (prosecutor) ||rolling ||Prof Leon || ||unquestioned moral character, demonstrated interest in legal field (eg taken Criminal Procedure, LS minor, or other) ||any ||Elkton, MD |
|Criminal Defense Lawyer Drug Charges Defense ▪ DUI ▪ Divorce and Family Law ▪ Personal Injury ||rolling ||Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A. Attorney and Counselor at Law 147 E. Main Street Elkton, MD 21921 (410) 398-3075 Fax: (410) 620-2401 Email: email@example.com ||http://www.oniferlaw.com/ ||people skills, willingness to do clerical work ||any ||Elkton, MD |
|Senator Carper's office ||August 31; December 31, March 31 ||Brad Simon, firstname.lastname@example.org ||http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram ||academic excellence and strong interest in public service ||any ||Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown (DE) or Washington DC |
|Delaware Office of the Public Defender ||rolling (mid-Oct at latest) ||Prof Leon || ||people skills, ability to interview defendants; ability work on own ||spring ||Wilmington (includes travel in Wilm area) |
|Ocean City Police Department (paid position) ||mid-spring: contact for testing dates ||Cpl. Vance J. Row #8240 501 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842 PHONE: (410) 520-5348 EMAIL: email@example.com || ||clean criminal background ||summer ||Ocean City, MD |
|Democracy Fellows ||April 12; May 17 ||Info@neweracolorado.org ||http://neweracolorado.org/democracyfellows/moreinfo/#.UUtSpDdvLnQ ||expenses paid; ||summer ||Boulder, CO |
|Dover International Speedway ||rolling || Kenneth N. Rhodes Manager - Security Operations Dover International Speedway, Inc. (A DoverMotorsports Company) 302-883-6519 firstname.lastname@example.org || ||not for 495; could enroll in 366 for 1-2 credits ||summer ||Dover |
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