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Criminal Justice Internships

In their Senior year, students intern in a variety of criminal justice settings including police departments, community-based correctional facilities, pre-trial release programs, family court, juvenile correctional services, victim assistance, intensive probation programs, and more.

Past Internships/Student Experiences

Students majoring in Sociology, following the Criminal Justice major have been placed in internships at both the local and federal level. Locally, students have interned at the Stark County Public Defender’s Office where they shadow attorneys in court, sit in on hearings and court proceedings, assist attorneys in preparing for trial, and search through medical and other records to pull relevant information for cases.  Other internships sites include the Stark County Victim Witness, the U.S. Marshals Office and the U.S. Pretrial Services Probation Office in Cleveland.

Service Learning

Students travel to Uganda where they experience integrated sociological and Catholic perspectives with practice, fostering life-changing awareness of social and cultural diversity.

In SOC 204 students work with Belden Elementary, Quest Recovery and Prevention Services, Refuge of Hope, and Alliance for Children and Families.

In SOC 312 Victimology, Walsh students have worked with the following organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Domestic Violence Project
  • Friends Mentoring Program
  • Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Belden Elementary afterschool program
  • House of Loreto
  • Refuge of Hope