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Connecting classroom learning to practical experience for CCJ students at NAU
We use the latest theories, research, and investigative traditions in our interdisciplinary field to explore contemporary real-world issues and their impacts on policy, public opinion, and criminal justice work.
Through direct contact with leading scholars and respected practitioners of justice, CCJ students at Northern Arizona University obtain career and academic mentoring that facilitate connections between their classroom learning and real-world experience. Both in and out of the classroom, we place a high priority on collaborative and experiential learning, so students can practice the skills needed to succeed within a justice related setting. CCJ students pursuing degrees in criminology or criminal justice apply their writing, intercultural, research, and analytic skills to demonstrate specialized knowledge about a subject area most related to their future aspirations.
Benefits of our internship program:
- Provides work experience in the justice system and related agencies and organizations.
- Helps you develop practical work-related skills.
- Assists you in cultivating contacts and networks for future employment and references.
- Increases your marketability for jobs after you graduate.