Criminology Internships & Opportunities

A variety of internships, directed studies and study abroad opportunities are available to Criminology majors at Stonehill.

Research Opportunities

International Internship Program in Global Crime

Stonehill College has partnered with organizations in Serbia and Armenia to change the way students learn about peacebuilding, diplomacy and global crime, providing continuity between theory and practice.

Students who enroll in the “Learning Inside Out” program study in one of two tracks in the fall – conflict analysis or global crime – and then intern in Serbia or Armenia in the spring.

At the end of their internship, all students enrolled in the program convene in Armenia for a two-week integrative seminar followed by a presentation of their research at an undergraduate conference titled “New Voices: Junior Scholars’ Conference on Regional Security”.

Recent placements include:

  • Cameron P. Burke - Victimology Society of Serbia
  • Katherine S. Wahrer - ASTRA Anti-Trafficking Action, Serbia
  • Monica A. Alvarez De Eulate - Helsinki Committee for Human Right in Serbia

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Recent examples

  • Criminology major Tara Cantwell ’13 and Criminology/Psychology double major Bryana Killion ’13 worked with Ann Marie Rocheleau, assistant professor of Sociology and Criminology, on “The Relationship Between Prisoners’ Activities and Serious Prison Misconduct and Testing Self-Control Theory on Prison Misbehavior and Violence.”
  • Criminology major Georgia Winters ’13 recently worked with Bonnie Klentz, professor of Psychology on “The CSI Effect: The Jury Is Still Out”, which attempted to quantify what impact TV dramas based on the justice system had on jurors.

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

  • Boston Police Department
  • Brockton District Court
  • Commonwealth Mediation & Conciliation Inc.
  • Community Resources for Justice, Boston
  • Congressional offices
  • Diversion program, Brockton
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston
  • Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts
  • Juvenile diversion programs
  • The Key program
  • Local police departments
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Massachusetts Department of Corrections
  • Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab
  • Old Colony YMCA
  • The Peace Abbey
  • Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Services
  • U.S. Secret Service
“The Criminology program at Stonehill has given me so many valuable, hands-on experiences in the field. Whether I was researching prisoner misconduct with a professor, or interning with the domestic violence coordinator in Brockton District Court, my experiences have allowed me to discern what I am most passionate about.”
Tara Cantwell ’13

Career Services Resources for Students

The Office of Career Services offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Criminology-specific career resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • Annual career fairs.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
  • Career Services staff members regularly work with Criminology faculty to present programs on careers in criminology, resume and cover letter writing, and interview techniques.
  • Number of active alumni mentors: 30.

Active mentors

  • City of New Bedford
    Police Sergeant
  • Fidelity Investments
    Directory and e-Preservation
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
    Special Agent

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