The field experience course is required for a major in criminal justice or sociology, and for the social work minor. It is normally taken in the senior year and requires 120 hours of placement time. It consists of a closely-supervised internship in which the student applies skills and knowledge specific to the major or minor. A wide variety of placements are available with public and private agencies. Contact any sociology or criminal justice faculty for more information.

Recent internships include: Youth Emergency Services and Shelter, Polk County Court, regional police & sheriff departments, Juvenile Justice Court – Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Agency, Children and Families of Iowa, Department of Public Safety, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, CrossRoads of Iowa and the Des Moines Public Schools, among others.

Are you looking for information on possible internship, job, or career ideas for criminal justice, sociology, or social work? Take a look at these career ideas and websites as a place to start.