Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice



Criminal Justice – CCJ 4947 Field Experience in Criminal Justice
Sociology – SYA 4942 Internship in Sociology

Goals and Objectives

Internship courses are designed to enable students to meet the following educational goals and objectives:
  • Develop knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures of law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.
  • Gain skills for program development, program evaluations and program practices.
  • Identify and utilize the range of services available in the institutions, facilities, and program as each relates to law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
  • Develop awareness of personal biases that may interfere with decisions in the best interest of clients in the criminal justice and juvenile justice system.
  • Integrate classroom theory and actual criminal/juvenile justice practices.
  • Gain an understanding of agency and agency policies and procedures in the delivery of services.
  • Develop capacity to perform assigned tasks; Act professionally and responsibly in the performance of duties as well as presentation of self; Demonstrate good character; Adhere to departmental/agency regulations relative to punctuality, appearance, confidentiality laws, priorities, and policies and procedures; Accept responsibility for individual actions/inaction; maintain cooperative relationship with agency co-workers, supervisors, and administrators.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, staff, peers, and others, both orally and in writing.
  • Develop the ability to use supervision and consultation effectively.
  • Develop knowledge and skills that will enable future employment of student(s).


Senior (90 credit hours or more)
2.5 GPA
Degree Audit (completed and signed by your advisor)
Background Check


Internship Application
Student Waiver/Liability
Internship Policies and Procedures
Internship Student Responsibility

Contact Info

1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
403 Perry Paige
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3316/8826
F: (850)599-8541