Criminal Justice Internships at KU

CRJ 390: Internship in Criminal Justice

Gaining practical experience and developing professional relationships is extremely important for preparing students to begin their careers upon graduation, and students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships while completing their degree at Kutztown.

Students who have obtained an internship may be eligible to enroll in CRJ 390 to receive credits toward their degree while working in the field. Beginning in fall 2024, students may either complete a 200-hour internship to receive six course credits or complete a 100-hour internship to receive three course credits. Students may also complete two separate 100-hour internships a total of six course credits.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to enroll in CRJ 390, students must have:

  • Earned 60 credit hours
  • Completed at least 18 credit hours of criminal justice courses
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5

To enroll in CRJ 390, contact the department's internship coordinator, Dr. Ko-Hsin Hsu at

Course Requirements

During the course of the internship, students must complete the required number of hours with the agency and a variety of writing assignments. These assignments include daily journals, evaluations by the student's agency supervisor, and a final reflection paper. Each student is assigned to a full-time faculty member for guidance on the completion of each of these assignments, which can be submitted remotely.


Kutztown students have obtained positions with many different local, state, and federal agencies. You will need to actively search for these opportunities to find internship programs that are currently available, but the following list includes agencies that have taken on Kutztown students as interns. This is not, however, an exhaustive list of every internship opportunity. Even if the website of an agency does not describe an internship program, you should contact the agency and ask whether or not they accept interns.


Abington Township Police Department, Abington, PA

Allentown Police Department, Allentown, PA

Baltimore County Police, Towson, MD

Berks County Detectives, Reading, PA

Bethlehem Police Department, Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem Township Police Department, Bethlehem, PA

Buck's County Sheriff's Office, Doylestown, PA

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Washington, DC

Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

Cranford Police Department, Cranford, NJ

Customs and Border Patrol, Washington, DC

Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

Exeter Township Police Department, Reading, PA

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Governor Mifflin School Safety Office, Shillington, PA

Immigration and Custom's Enforcement, Washington, DC

Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster, PA

Lavallette Police Department, Lavallette, PA

Lower Salford Police Department, Harleysville, PA

Lower Southhampton Police Department, Feasterville, PA

Macungie Police Department, Macungie, PA

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Norristown, PA

North Wildwood Police Department, North Wildwood, NJ

Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City, MD

Office of Inspector General, Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, PA

Pottsville Bureau of Police, Pottsville, PA

Quakertown Police Department, Quakertown, PA

Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office, Pottsville, PA

Stafford Police Department, Manahawkin, PA

United States Marshals Service, Camden, NJ

United States Marshals Service, Scranton, PA

United States Secret Service, Washington, DC

West York Borough Police Department, York, PA

Wyomissing Police Department, Wyomissing, PA


Berk's County District Attorney, Reading, PA

Office of Lehigh County District Attorney, Allentown, PA

Office of Montgomery County District Attorney, Norristown, PA

Office of Philadelphia District Attorney, Philadelphia, PA

Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General, Allentown, PA


Berks Connections/ Pretrial Services, Reading, PA

Berks County Adult Probation, Reading, PA

Berks County Juvenile Probation, Reading, PA

Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole, Doylestown, PA

Bucks County Youth Center, Doylestown, PA

Chester County Juvenile Probation, West Chester, PA

Chester County Youth Center, West Chester, PA

Franklin County Probation Office, Chambersburg, PA

Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole Services, Lancaster, PA

Lehigh County Adult Probation, Allentown, PA

Lehigh County Jail, Allentown, PA

Lehigh County Juvenile Probation, Allentown, PA

Montgomery County Adult Probation, Norristown, PA

New Person Ministries, Reading, PA

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Mechanicsburg, PA

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Human Services

KidsPeace, Schnecksville, PA

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Harrisburg, PA

Berks Women in Crisis, Reading, PA

SafeGuards Foster Care, Reading PA

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA