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Featured Internship Partnerships



Metropolitan State University students have applied to or interned in the agencies below.

Click on any agency’s name listed below to visit their web site. You may intern at many other agencies  as well. Feel free to use your own Internet search to get leads on internships that suit your specific interests and geographic location. Cold calling agencies can be a good approach as well. Call the agency’s main number and ask if there is an internship coordinator or personnel director with whom you can speak. 

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) provides investigative and specialized law enforcement services to prevent and solve crimes in partnership with law enforcement, public safety and criminal justice agencies. Services include criminal justice training and development, forensic laboratory analysis, criminal histories and investigations.

U.S. Marshals Service The U.S. Marshals Service provides judicial security, and assists state and local agencies in locating and apprehending fugitives, arresting 273 fugitives every day on average. U.S. Marshals work with the international law enforcement community to apprehend fugitives abroad as well as to seek foreign fugitives living or residing in the United States. The U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” fugitive program draws attention to some of the country’s most dangerous and high-profile fugitives.

Robbinsdale Community Service Officer (CSO) Intern (Part-Time)

Primary duties include assisting police officers and enforcing regulations, ordinances and statutes relating to animal control, nuisance code violations, and parking violations. Assist officers with booking and transporting individuals in custody.  Position requires availability for a flexible schedule including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays. Approximately 16-24 hours per week. Wage – $14.24 per hour. Open only to those currently enrolled in an accredited law enforcement curriculum.

U.S. Department of Treasury

Treasury hosts investigative analysts for summer student service experiences. Note deadlines. Search the site for other justice related jobs and internships.

Center for Homicide Research

The Center for Homicide Research is a unique, volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization addressing the issue of homicide in our communities. The three-fold goals of the Center are to increase case solvability, to articulate homicide issues and to reduce incidence of homicide. The ultimate aim of the Center is to prevent homicides.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Students from universities across the country spend 10 weeks during the summer exploring career opportunities and working side-by-side with FBI employees in select field offices. Nine thousand or so candidates apply each year to the F.B.I. internship program, but only about 400 students are selected. Interns must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above and must pass the same suitability standards as FBI employees. To learn more about the program, click the link above or visit

Dakota County Community Corrections

Dakota County Community Corrections provides probation, parole (supervised release), court services, community restoration programs and victim services.

Hennepin County Adult Field Services

Adult Field Services employees work with their criminal justice partners to provide a variety of correctional services for defendants, adjudicated offenders, their families, and the community.

Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Adult Offenders Community Corrections Internship

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) interns receive hands-on professional experience in one of the following areas•Adult Probation,
the Sentence to Service program (a sentencing alternative for low risk offenders) and electronic home monitoring. There is a minimum requirement of 400 hours to be completed (working a minimum of 20 hours a week). Regular business hours are 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM.

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

The HCSO is dedicated to increasing public safety through leadership, integrity and strong partnerships.

Lino Lakes Department of Public Safety

As a progressive, professional organization, the Lino Lakes Police Department takes pride in delivering the highest level of quality service.

Minnesota State Patrol

The mission of the Minnesota State Patrol is to protect and serve all people in the state through assistance, education and enforcement; to provide support to allied agencies; and to provide for safe, efficient movement of traffic on Minnesota’s roadways.

See also: State of Minnesota Student Internship Search Engine

What is CJS-377: The Criminal Justice Practicum?


CJS-377  provides a way for students to earn academic credit in connection with an internship at a criminal justice organization. Students can earn 1 credit for each 40 hours served, up to 8 credits. Students are responsible for their own internship placements but assistance is available. See sample internship opportunities on this site or e-mail  The course involves reading and written work in addition to the internship experience. Coursework is completed over D2L.