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:

Forensic Science

  • R.I. Crime Laboratory

  • Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory

  • Alpha Analytical Laboratories

Criminal Justice

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

  • Portsmouth, RI Police Department

  • R.I. Department of Attorney General

  • R.I. State Police

  • Dept of Children Youth and their Families (DCYF)

  • Brockton Juvenile Court

  • R.I. Department of Corrections

  • Massachusetts State Police Unresolved Case Unit

Cybersecurity & Networking

  • Dell SecureWorks

  • FM Global

  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center

  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

  • Raytheon Technologies

  • Fidelity Investments

  • Mass General Brigham Hospital

Legal Studies

  • R.I. Family Court

  • Public Defenders’ Office of R.I.

  • Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp.

  • Institute for Labor Studies & Research

  • Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

  • Clerk's Office of the RI Supreme Court

  • Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge

  • Bremer Law & Associates, LLC

  • Feeney IP Law Group

  • Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund

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."