The Helms School of Government strongly encourages students of all majors and specializations to participate in an internship prior to graduation. Internships provide innumerable benefits, including job contacts, practical hands-on experience and the acquisition of marketable skills. It is vitally important to find an internship that fits within your personal career goals and, to do so, you will need to dedicate some time to researching the variety of opportunities available to you.
The Helms School of Government, in partnership with the Liberty University Career Center, proudly serves our students through the Washington Fellowship. This semester-long program is a unique opportunity to remain a full-time student, receive academic credit, be in the the middle of the nation's capital and be placed in a valuable internship to help launch you into your career. Check out The Washington Fellowship page to learn more about the program, and stop by the Career Center, located on the first floor of DeMoss Hall in Room 1007, or email Washington@liberty.edu, to set up a direct appointment.
The Helms School of Government offers junior and senior criminal justice (CJUS) majors who meet the grade point average (GPA) and completed course load requirements the opportunity to spend a semester as an intern with an approved criminal justice organization. This internship is available to residential and online CJUS students, and offers from one to six credit hours, depending on the number of hours worked during the internship. Applications are processed through the department's faculty intern advisors, and applicants must apply the semester prior to starting the internship. Please contact one of the department faculty intern advisors, Associate Dean Stephen M. Parke if you are a residential student, or Associate Dean Ron Miller if you are an online student, to learn more and apply for the program.
The Washington Fellowship and the CJUS 499 Criminal Justice Internship are only two of the ways students can secure an internship and receive course credit. Students may find an internship on their own, or visit the Career Center for more help in the internship search process. There is a world of possibilities beyond the walls of this university for experiential education, and Liberty students are given a chance to earn educational credits through experiential learning when enrolled in the internship program.
Do not wait to position yourself for the future. Start now by making an immediate impact as an intern. Make an appointment today at the Career Center to learn about how to find internships throughout the country, and check out the Internships & Experience page under the Career Center web site.