The Criminology Club at the University of Idaho is a club for criminology students and students interested in criminology who wish to learn more about the field and be involved in activities that are related to criminology and related fields.
Advisor: Matthew Grindal
Criminology Abroad is an eight-day intensive study-abroad experience over Spring Break in London or Amsterdam to study crime, law and justice in another country. Topics include comparative perspective on policing, vice, counterterrorism, courts, transnational crime and intergovernmental cooperation.
Director: Brian Wolf
Moscow Citizen’s Police Academy provides students with the opportunity to learn and experience the law enforcement profession. Course topics include but are not limited to police history, the criminal justice system, patrol procedures, traffic and drug enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, firearms training and emergency vehicle operation. Partnership combines officer and faculty instruction on topics as it relates to real-world roles and functions of police.
Contact: Brian Wolf
Inside-Out courses bring traditional college students and incarcerated students together in an area correctional facility. Facilitating dialogue and education across profound social differences, this program ignites enthusiasm for learning, helps students find their voice, and challenges students to consider what good citizenship requires.
Contact: Omi Hodwitz
The criminology internship program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in the real world. Internships can be completed during the fall, winter, spring and summer terms.
Possible internships include working with criminal justice agencies (e.g., police, courts and corrections), law firms, rehabilitation programs, local non-profits, human resource agencies, crime prevention programs, at-risk youth mentoring projects and educational programs.
The internship program in criminology is open to all seated and online criminology majors. However, the internship program is competitive and there are a limited number of slots. If accepted into the internship program, students may be able to use their internship to complete their criminology capstone and general education senior experience requirements by enrolling in CRIM462 Senior Practicum. Students may also be able to earn up to six additional credits by enrolling in CRIM498.
How to Apply
To apply, students must complete roughly write a one-page personal statement explaining what type of internship they would like to complete and why they are a good fit for the internship program. Students must also provide a résumé and complete a brief application. Once this information has been submitted, the student must undergo a brief interview with the internship coordinator. After the interview, the coordinators will decide whether to provisionally accept the student into the program. Final approval of the prospective intern hinges on the approval of the sponsoring agency or organization.
Application material and accompanying documents should be completed and submitted to the internship coordinator no later than the Friday of week ten of the semester prior to the semester in which you wish to complete the internship. For example, if you would like to complete an internship in the spring semester, you should submit your application material no later than the Friday of week ten of the fall semester. You may submit your material after the deadline, but the coordinator cannot guarantee that you will be accepted for enrollment in the next semester.
If you are interested in completing an internship or would like an application packet, please contact the criminology internship program director:
Joseph De Angelis, Ph.D.
Office: Phinney Hall 317