Current Students

Criminology Internship

The Criminology Internship Program is an opportunity for students to gain experience in a professional work environment and apply their academic learning in the field. Students must complete the “Work Integrated Learning” planning course (CRIM 474), which is the prerequisite to the internship (CRIM 475). The internship is an excellent opportunity to see the diversity of positions that exist in the field.

Applying for Opportunities

Criminology internships are often developed through networking vs. traditional job postings. Rarely are Criminology internships posted online or sent to post-secondary institutions, therefore students and the Program Coordinator are often calling organizations directly to create internship opportunities. Students will learn how to communicate and correspond professionally with employers in CRIM 474. If employers contact the University with internship opportunities, the Program Coordinator will forward them to students directly. All the materials you will need to produce in order to apply for an Internship will be introduced in class.

Before Your Internship

Once you secure an internship and the details of the offer have been confirmed, students will be responsible for forwarding the following information to the Program Coordinator:

  • Company Name & Address
  • Start date
  • Supervisor's name and email address

During Your Internship

During your internship you are taking advantage of every opportunity to learn and develop professionally in the field. In addition to all of the new skills and experiences you are being exposed to, you will be responsible for various assignments over the course of your internship. All assignments and course requirements will be introduced in CRIM 475.

If you require assistance during your internship, please contact your Program Coordinator immediately:

David Woodward
David.Woodward@viu.ca
250.740.6428