Criminal Justice Careers and Internships | Springfield College

Criminal Justice Careers and Internships

Springfield College’s mission of providing leadership and service to others helped guide me toward the career path I have chosen in criminal justice. My courses provided me with a strong knowledge-base in criminal justice and helped me develop interpersonal skills that were invaluable at my internship at Palmer District Court in the Probation Department. The education I received, the relationships I built, and the social skills I developed as a member of the Springfield College criminal justice program have set me up for success in the professional world. Zachary Wright, '19
Zachary Wright

Students in our criminal justice major get out into the field through their internships, experiencing what it’s like to work in police departments, the United States Supreme Court, CSI units, state attorneys offices, departments of youth services, courts, and correctional facilities.

Internship Sites

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Police Departments
    • Springfield, Mass.
    • Glenns Fall, N.Y.
    • Plainfield, Conn.
    • Worcester, Mass.
    • Middletown, Conn.
    • Bergenfield, N.J.
    • Woburn, Mass.
    • Billerica, Mass.
    • Sheffield, Mass.
    • Enfield, Conn.
  • Connecticut State Police C.S.I. Unit
  • The Salvation Army/ Bridging the Gap
  • State Attorney's Office, New Britain, Conn.
  • Hampden County Office of Probations
  • Hampden County Juvenile Court Probation
  • Hampden County Superior Court Hall of Justice
  • Hampden County Community Safety Center
  • Hampden County House of Correction
  • Hampden County Residential Program for Boys (BRAVE)
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Springfield District Court, Clerk's Office-Criminal Division
  • Springfield Immigration Customs Enforcement
  • Department of Youth Services Western Reg. Office
  • United States Marshall Service
  • Glen Mills School
  • Middlesex Juvenile Court
  • Superior Court for Worcester
  • Westover Metropolitan Airport
  • United States Federal Probation
  • MacDougall Correction Facility
  • Northampton Board of Education
  • Community Safety Center, Springfield
  • Ludlow, Mass., Prison
  • Orange County, N.Y., Sheriff's Department
  • Springfield Libraries Museums Association
  • MASS Environmental Police
  • MassMutual
  • Dunn Phillip, P.C., Attorney at Law
  • Springfield College Department of Public Safety
  • U.S. Post Office Security
"Springfield College has taught me the importance of making connections and always putting forth my full effort towards everything. Throughout my internship with the Drug Enforcement Administration- Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, I was able to provide insight I have learned in the classroom to many ongoing criminal investigations within the federal law enforcement field. The Criminal Justice curriculum and courses have trained me to be a critical thinker and to think outside the box on any task assigned."

Joseph E. Visalli, Criminal Justice Major (pictured here with Francesca Spina, PhD, Chair of the Social Sciences Department)
Joseph Visalli stands in front of the Drug Enforcement Agency sign with Professor Francesca Spina

Graduate Schools and Careers

Graduates have pursued a variety of roles in the criminal justice field, as well as graduate programs geared toward in-demand employment fields/

90 percent of 2015-16 criminal justice students were employed after graduation, according to our post-graduation survey.


Company Name Job Title Location
AlliedBarton Security Services Security Officer Milwaukee, Wis.
ESPN Security Associate Bristol, Conn.
Hillcrest Educational Centers Youth Development Counselor Lenox, Mass.
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Social Worker Springfield, Mass.
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services Group Worker Springfield, Mass.
New York City Police Department Police Officer New York, N.Y.
Raymond Police Department Patrolman Raymond, N.H.
State University of New York at Albany Staff Assistant Albany, N.Y.

Graduate Schools

College/University Name Field of Study
Bay Path University Cybersecurity Management
Springfield College Social Work
University of New Haven Cyber Systems
Springfield College helped teach me the importance of establishing personal relationships, which allowed me to be able to get the most out of my internship at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. I was an intern in the Homicide Investigations Bureau and my criminal justice courses helped prepare me with the background knowledge that I was able to apply to the tasks I performed at my internship. Taylor Barnard, Criminal Justice Major
Taylor Barnard, Criminal Justice Major