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Internships Opportunities that begin your Freshman Year

You have the opportunity to observe and intern beginning at the freshman level and culminating in a 15 to 20-hour-per-week, semester-long internship at the senior level. You can explore internships from a diversity of options as the Rochester area includes all major types of criminal justice settings.

Recent Internship Highlights!

Current Criminal Justice Majors, Kianna Farrell and Abigail Edwards received paid internships at the Department of Justice US Attorneys Office for the Western District of NY, and Alumni, Kaitlynn Zaffuto, '14, interned with the FBI in Buffalo, NY.  Also, recent alumni Matt Hohler, '15, interned with the ATF.   

Recent Economic Crime Investigation Alumni, Bobbi Paternico, '15, works as a paid intern at the City of Rochester Office of Public Integrity.  2014 ECI graduate Nick Hanggi is now doing an internship with the FBI through his graduate program at Mercyhurst in Applied Intelligence, in which he received a full tuition scholarship from Mercyhurst.

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Past Internship Sites

Federal, State, and Local

Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Marshall’s Office
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
U. S. Secret Service
New York State Police
Local County Sheriff’s Departments (Monroe, Genesee, etc.)
Local Police Departments (City of Rochester, Gates, Brighton, etc.)
City of Rochester Office of Public Integrity
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Judicial Process Agencies

Monroe County District Attorney’s Office
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
Monroe County Family Court
Monroe County Courts
New York State Supreme Court
U.S. District Court

Correctional Agencies

Albion Correctional Facility
School at Industry
Monroe County Jail
Hillside Children’s Center
Local County Probation Departments
Genesee Justice Programs

Private Security and Corporations

Pinkerton's Inc.
Rochester General Hospital
SUNY at Brockport Campus Security
Rochester Institute of Technology Campus Security
Paychex Corporation

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