Undergraduate Academic Internship Courses

Undergraduate Academic Internship Courses

CJBS 377/378/379: Internships for Criminal Justice, Law and Policing (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, Open to All Majors 

This course gives students the opportunity to intern and learn about the Criminal Justice system, law enforcement or the legal field.

COR 310: Fieldwork in Corrections (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, COR 210, Open to All Majors

Supervised field work in a variety of correctional settings, both juvenile and adult; sites are often found in institutions and community-based programs.

CSL 381: Fieldwork in Human Services (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, CSL 235, Open to Human Service Minors and Forensic Psychology Majors

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the human service delivery system and its relevance to local, state and national social service policy. Students draw connections between theory and practice and actively participate and support efforts to assist individuals and programs that address populations in need.

PSY 378/379: Fieldwork in Forensic Psychology (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, PSY 242, Forensic Psychology Majors Only

This course provides a supervised experience assisting psychologists and other professionals in forensic psychology with their assessment, management and treatment functions. Students will work in an applied institutional setting, such as a prison, special treatment clinic, hospital, or rehabilitation setting. Training will include interviewing and taking case histories, observation, and staff and case conferences. Students will also participate in classroom seminars supervised by a faculty member, with a focus on career development, and will develop a writing piece on a topic relating to their field placement.

ISP 392/393: Interdisciplinary Internship - Housing & Community Problem Solving (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors

In this internship course, we study how communities work to address local community issues and problems and how they develop means to resolve them. We examine the issues of community problem solving by considering how government, not for profits, and landlords negotiate community based housing issues on a local level. Students will explore how each group plays a role in the process, their interdependencies, their sources of power and their vulnerabilities. Students will analyze how groups in society work to make changes in communities and how they deal with conflicts that come with competing needs and interests. That includes notions of the public good and private rights. The internship will provide opportunities for students to consider how their academic training is relevant to addressing community based problems and to understanding power and resistance in “real time”.

ICJ 381: Internship in International Crimal Justice (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, ICJ 101, SOC 341, LAW/GOV/POL 259, Open to International CJ Majors

This supervised field experience in international criminal justice organizations will enable students to gain work experience using their academic training in program development, policy support or research. Students find internships in international agencies including governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

PAD 402: Seminar and Internship in New York City Government (6 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, Suggested for Junior or Senior status, Open to All Majors

The Seminar and Internship in Public Administration exposes students to the daily routines, processes, procedures, expectations and work life in the public sector. Students meet once a week in seminar. The seminar seeks to integrate public administration concepts and theories learned in the classroom with practical experience. The seminar meets once a month at the CUNY Graduate Center with students who are in similar programs at other senior colleges of the university. Students are required to intern a minimum of 12 to 16 hours per week at a government agency or nonprofit organization.

POL 407: New York State Assembly/Senate Session Program (12 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, GOV 101, Junior or Senior Status, Acceptance into Program, Open to All Majors

Students in this public affairs residency internship are placed in the office of an Assembly Member or State Senator in the state legislature in Albany for 35 hours weekly for a 16 week spring semester, including participation in weekly on-site seminars and related academic activities. Reading, writing and research assignments are specified by on-site seminar faculty. Including orientation and finale events, students should expect to be in Albany for approximately 18 weeks. Students work with their College faculty liaison and the CUNY Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program to apply for program acceptance and supporting stipends. Application for this program is competitive; acceptance is not guaranteed.

SEC 378: Security Management Internship (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, SEC 210, SEC 211, Optn to Security Management Majors

The security management internship will permit students the opportunity to earn 3 academic credits while gaining experience working in a field placement. Opportunities typically are available in private security guard and investigative businesses, corporate security and loss prevention departments, and crime control units within law enforcement. Internships are under the supervision of a faculty member of the department.

SOC 377/378/379: Internships for Sociology (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, Open to All Majors 

This course focuses on student’s internship placements in the larger context of society.

SOC 381: Internship in Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: ENG 102 or 201, SOC 206, SOC 380, Open to Dispute Resolution Minors and Certificates

Students work with the professor to find appropriate settings to enhance their dispute resolution skills and techniques.


NOTE: If you are interested in other internship courses, please consult our Undergraduate Academic Internship Course chart (LINK TO CHART) to find out more information on who to contact within the appropriate department.