Requirements: GPA 3.0 or above, Junior or Senior Status
This is a 16 credit-hour experience of graded (A-E) credit. You will need to apply early since some agencies require security clearances.
SUNY Brockport directs the Washington Internship Program. For the latest information, please visit the Washington Semester Web site. This Web site includes program information, costs, and application forms (application, permission sheet, housing).
Seeking more information?
The coordinator from SUNY Brockport makes a campus visit each semester. This session is open to all Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff.
Application and Registration Procedures
After completing your application (including obtaining two letters of recommendation), you must meet with Dr. Michael Cretacci, chair, Criminal Justice Department, Buffalo State College (C114, Classroom Building). Dr. Cretacci must approve applications before sending them to the SUNY Brockport coordinator.
Upon receipt of acceptance notification from the Washington Center, you must make an appointment with Josephine Zagarella-Behrens, Director, International and Exchange Office, SW 410, (716) 878-4620.
Students will register for fifteen credit hours of INE390. Upon completion of the Washington experience, the Washington semester coordinator reports student grades to Josephine Zagarella-Behrens. The coordinator does so for the three components of the Washington experience (research, work, and seminar). Grades will then be conferted to:
- Nine (9)credits in the Criminal Justice major distributed as follows:
CRJ488 – 3 credits
PSC497 – 6 credits (in the Professional, Behavioral, and Social Science Electives)
- Seven (7) credits of All College electives
These credits will then count both towards the student’s criminal justice electives (included in the criminal justice GPA) and/or the student’s total credit hour requirement (120 credits) for the B.S. degree.
Financing your Washington Experience
It is highly recommended that you attend (at least one year before application) a study abroad financial information session. This session will provide information that will help you seek funding for the Washington experience as well.
Sample Internship Agencies
Below are some of the Criminal Justice related agencies where students have interned:
- Naval Criminal Investigative Service
- Department of Justice, National Center for Interpol
- Department of Justice, Criminal Division
- Department of Justice, COPS Program
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Anti-Gang Division
- Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Community Policing Division
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Division
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Office of Police Liaison
- D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Juvenile Justice Division
- Office of the U.S. Attorney, Law Enforcement Coordinator’s Office
- Supreme Court Police Department
- The International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Montgomery County Maryland Police Department
- Fairfax County Virginia Police Department