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NCJ Number
Campus Law Enforcement Journal Volume: 23 Issue: 3 Dated: (May-June 1993) Pages: 15-18
J Schrink; C Lester; S Biddinger Gregg
Date Published
4 pages
In recent months, the Indiana State University (ISU) has taken steps to expand its criminology internships through the campus Safety and Security Program. Budget cuts have reduced Criminology Department travel allowance for internship coordinators and strained the resources of the Safety and Security Program.
In addition, the proliferation of college criminology/criminal justice educational programs and, in particular, the growth of campus law enforcement programs, has made this type of internship more feasible and popular. Internship programs sponsored jointly by criminology/criminal justice departments and campus law enforcement programs can be mutually beneficial by offering convenient placements. Providing students with information on additional career choices and giving campus law enforcement agencies an inside track to hire highly qualified graduates would also be helpful. The main features of the ISU internship include eligibility, selection of students, placement hours, activity schedule, student responsibilities, supervision, grade, and termination. A comprehensive education program was developed and initiated to recruit good students into the program. Campus law enforcement officials visit several introductory and second-year criminal justice courses to describe the internship program, the job requirements, and functions of campus police officers. A formal activity sheet is developed and tailored to the needs of each student intern; these activities include an orientation period and visits to other area campuses to observe their security agencies. 1 appendix