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Sociology and criminal justice internships

Sociology and criminal justice majors can participate in internships or off-campus study programs that take their learning beyond the classroom—to courtrooms, churches, correctional institutions, Native American reservations—anywhere you can study the behavior of people in groups. Northwestern’s Compass Center for Career & Calling will help you prepare for and find a program that matches your interests and talent. The experience will build your resume and increase your professional network.

Local and regional internships

Sociology/criminal justice majors who want to teach or work in criminal justice can student-teach or intern near campus in area schools or with local law enforcement.

Denver Urban Semester

Live in community and focus on social justice and community development while you gain internship experience with a nonprofit organization that serves people living on society's margins.  Learn more

Chicago Semester

Spend a semester studying sociology/criminal justice in an urban setting like the Windy City. In addition to interning in an urban business or organization, you’ll also take classes on Christian social values and urban culture.  Learn more