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Internship Placements for Criminal Justice Students

Internships provide students with invaluable real-world experience and are available in a variety of relevant areas. It is important to note that the agencies listed below provide students with an idea of opportunities. Each student must discuss placement with an internship coordinator.

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Internship Introduction

Internship Placements for Criminal Justice Students

Each student should work with an internship coordinator to ensure all qualifications are met and to identify relevant and available internship placements. Please contact Paula Da Silva Lannes to discuss internship options in the Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach areas.

Every reasonable effort will be made to place students in their preferred internship site. However, the University is responsible for the final determination, and agency availability changes from semester to semester.


  • Century Correctional Institution
  • Escambia County Community Corrections
  • Escambia County Department of Corrections (Jail)
  • Florida Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole
  • Okaloosa County Department of Corrections (Jail)


  • Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Gulf Breeze Police Department
  • Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Baldwin County, AL Sheriff's Office
  • Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
  • Walton County Sheriff's Office
  • Fort Walton Beach Police Department
  • Crestview Police Department
  • Niceville Police Department
  • Pensacola Police Department


  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • US Marshals
  • US Probation Office 
  • US Bureau of Prisons - Pensacola


  • Various regional law firms
  • The Washington Center


  • 90 Works 
  • AMI Kids 
  • Department of Children and Families-Protective Investigations 
  • Emmaus Road Outreach/ Emmaus Kidz and Company 
  • Guardian ad Litem 
  • Gulf Coast Kid’s House
  • Polly Klaas/Klaas Kids Foundation 
  • Top of the Bottom Outreach Ministries
  • Beyond Expectations
  • Santa Rosa County School District


  • Pensacola Boys Base 
  • Escambia County Teen Court 
  • Okaloosa County Teen Court
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice-Probation and Community Intervention
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • Emerald Coast Boys and Girls Clubs


  • American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) 
  • FavorHouse
  • Shelter House
  • Florida Department of Financial Services/Fraud Division
  • Medical Examiner's Office
  • National Park Service
  • Navy Exchange
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Pathways for Change