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Student Internships

Students in the School of Justice Studies routinely take internships in various criminal justice agencies. Internships allow our students to put their knowledge and skills to the test in hands-on learning situations.

Students in all programs offered in the School of Justice Studies are encouraged to participate in internships during their RWU career. Some recent internships include:

  • U.S. Marshal
  • R.I. Department of Attorney General
  • R.I. State Police
  • East Providence Police Department
  • Naval Investigative Service
  • R.I. Department of Corrections
  • Mass. State Crime Lab
  • R.I. Juvenile Drug Court
  • R.I. Family Court
  • Secureworks
  • Bank of Newport
  • R.I. Department of the Attorney General
  • Public Defenders’ Office of R.I.
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp.
  • Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge
  • Adler, Pollack & Sheehan
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Student Comments

"I was able to gain first hand knowledge of the process of the criminal justice system and feel much more prepared for life in the working world."

"One afternoon the chief assistant of the bureau spoke to me in his office. He was very impressed with my work ethic, basic knowledge of fingerprints and computer skills. He expressed to me that my work in the office, even though I am only an intern, is greatly valued and appreciated. When all is said and done, this position was awesome."

"I quickly recognized my coursework at Roger Williams served me well for assimilating material and instruction in the office. Guardianship work involves the gamut of legal processes. Much of my coursework could be applied."