Internship & Career Opportunities

Field Experience

Both A.S. and B.A. degree-seeking students in the Criminal Justice Department are required to take Field Experience. This class is designed to give sophomore level students their first, outside the classroom exposure to the field of criminal justice. Through a series of structured observations with Vermont agencies, students are given the opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals, see them in their element and ask questions to help clarify their own future career aspirations.

Internship & Seminar

This upper-level elective combines 125 hours of a student internship experience through a local host criminal justice agency with an instructor-led seminar held throughout the semester. The course is designed to give junior and senior criminal justice majors the opportunity to apply what they have learned through participation in responsible and hands-on learning in the field. 

Opportunities

This is a description of some of the agencies where our CRJ students have worked, plus a brief description of the tasks, duties,  and responsibilities they have been assigned as interns.  If a student desires to work with an agency not listed, we will try to accommodate that interest, if feasible.

Howard Center Park Street Program – Mental Health Services

  • Help supervise juveniles
  • Assist with teaching
  • Attend staff meetings to discuss day-to-day tasks

Marble Valley Correctional Center

  • Work with correctional caseworkers
  • Teach or help organize educational programming
  • Attended weekly classification meetings

Rutland County Court Diversion

  • Help manage cases
  • Sit in on intakes
  • Assist with diversion assessments

Rutland County Public Defender’s Office

  • Creating juror information spreadsheets
  • Gaining experience in motion writing and legal research
  • Transcribing audio files to be used by attorneys

Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office

  • Perform research on legal issues in active cases
  • Help prepare documents to be filed with the court
  • Observe hearings, mediation, depositions, and trials

Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter

  • Helping clients find housing
  • Preparing and cleaning residences for move-in
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Learn hotline and crisis intervention and process procedures

Rutland Dismas House

  • Interacting with clients on a daily basis
  • Help maintain adherence to house rules by assisting in conducting room searches
  • Participate in house activities with residents, including attending dinners

Rutland Probation and Parole

  • Assist with the supervision of clients
  • Performing intakes and assessments 
  • Helping clients acquire the resources they need

Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council

  • Conduct research as needed by supervisors
  • Aid teaching academy coordinators

Vermont Department of Liquor Control

  • Help write proposals for funds and resources
  • Work with Liquor Control personnel to conduct research on various aspects of the department 
  • Gain knowledge about the department and shadow employees as they perform daily duties, such as inspection of businesses

Victim Advocate within State’s Attorney’s Office

  • Helping victims understanding the judicial process
  • Assisting with paperwork
  • Making telephone and written contact with victims

Other Resources

Full-time Job

Northern State Correctional Facility - VTDOCCorrectional Officer I

Newport VT

A 400 bed male detention center located in Newport, Vermont. This facility operates minimum/medium security campus. The mission is custody, supervision and rehabilitative services through education, programming and vocational training. This facility is hiring Corrections Officers in a continuous recruitment campaign. These entry level positions provide comprehensive training and offers a broad range of growth opportunities within the Department of Corrections or to those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. Paid training, uniforms and equipment are provided. Benefits include a generous leave package, continuous wage advancement, health insurance, free dental and pension. Education and Experience: HS diploma is required. Degree in criminal justice or related field is preferred. For more information or to set up a visit, please contact Karen Marchant at 802-334-8906, apply online at www.careers.vermont.gov

To Apply

Contact Name: Karen Marchant

Phone: 802-334-8906

Email: karen.marchant@vermont.gov

Address:
Northern State Correctional Facility 2559 Glen Road Newport, VT 05855 United States

Current Internship

Rutland City Police DepartmentCrime Analyst Intern

Rutland, VT

Collect, collate, manipulate and analyze Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). Look to determine any reduction in crimes and injury accidents actions based data. Potential to present findings to command staff, line supervisors or public.

To Apply

Contact Name: Bradley GoodHale

Phone: (802) 773-1868

Email: bradley.goodhale@vermont.gov

Address:
108 Wales St. Rutland, VT

Current Internship

Rutland County Women's Network & ShelterCrisis Advocate

Rutland, VT

Providing best practice trauma informed assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence; group facilitation. Must be motivated. Learn to work directly with victims of sexual and domestic violence through providing case management, crisis intervention and safety planning.

To Apply

Contact Name: Avaloy Lanning

Phone: (802) 775-6788

Email: avaloyl@rcwn.org

Address:
PO Box 313, Rutland VT, 05702

Current Internship

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Various Opportunities

Vermont

Offering a variety of internships in the following fields: Network Administrator, Cyber Security, Web Application Developer, Helpdesk, Accounting, Data Scientist, Market Data Analyst, Engineering, HVACR Program, Social Justice and Drive Electric Vermont. For descriptions on each please contact Chrispin White or go online.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu