The  Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership has established internships with businesses and agencies throughout Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati to give students an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. In some cases, successful completion of an internship has resulted in job offers after graduation.

Below are just a few of the internships available to students studying political science, criminal justice, international studies, or public administration.

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Macy's Loss Prevention

Identification and apprehension of shoplifters and internal theft. Knowledge and enforcement of policies and procedures, specifically Merchant Code of Ohio.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Public Safety Assistant - Identify and assist with security and safety concerns. Traffic control.

Corrections: Probation and Parole

Hamilton County Probation

Interview adults on probation and record all demographic information as well as other vital information. Sets up a payment plan for fines, costs, restitution and fees. Schedule minor treatment conditions. Assist probation officers with other case aid duties.

Kentucky Alternative Program

Meet with clients to monitor probation. Maintain client records on restitution, drug screens, and treatment classes. Mail notices for missed appointments, payments due and violations.

Courts and Legal Services

Kenton County Clerk’s Office

Processing registration paperwork, transfers, lien processing, dealer title work, web renewals and election related tasks.

Kenton County Pre-trial Services

Interviewing defendants and data entry. Assisting defendants with completing forms. Assist in completing risk assessments.

Boone County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

Case preparation and organization, assist restitution coordinator with various tasks, compose informational letters to victims, running orders from the office to the court house. Posiitons are available and are unpaid but provide practical experience for those interested in the Criminal Justice/Political Science field. Qualified applicants are determined by the interview process.

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Campbell County Attorney's Office

Requests records, complete and file subpoenas, assist with interviews. Research procedures and KRS codes. Answer phones and other administrative tasks.

Kentucky Innocence Project

"Provides quality investigative and legal assistance to Kentucky prisoners with provable claims of actual innocence."

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Legislative Research Commission
KY General Assembly Frankfort

This is an opportunity to gainan understanding of the legislative process while working with the LRC and members of the General Assembly. The internship runs from January through April.

Goverment Agencies

DEA (Cincinnati)

The areas observed may be enforcement operations, technical operations, administrative support unit, and diversion. Due to the level of national security associated with the DEA, the student can only be tasked with certain roles while in a DEA facility.  The student will provide assistance to DEA employees in the form of administrative duties. During a typical day, a student may coordinate paperwork for investigations, file documents, input data into proprietary databases, or assist special agents in non-investigative tasks.

U.S. Secret Service

"Choosing the right career is an important decision. United States Secret Service positions demand integrity, a great work ethic and teamwork

More than a job, a career with Secret Service offers one-of-a-kind training, a high level of responsibility and a future as you continuously apply new skills, making a positive impact in one of the nation’s most important federal law enforcement areas. You’ll join an organization with more than 140 years of experience building highly-skilled teams worthy of trust and confidence."

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Red Cross

Gain substantive porfessional experience as well as exposure to critical issues pertaining to the nonprofit sector; develop a comprehensive perspective on the Red Cross mission and service delivery at the local, national and international levels; enjoy networking, personal and professional developement opportunities.

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council

The GCWAC is the lead organization promoting our region’s global resources and providing a forum to engage in dialogue with international leaders and national foreign policy experts.
Coordinate events and programs for the center. Create flyers, guidebooks and program materials. Website maintenance, media relations, and administrative tasks.

Juvenile Services

Campbell County Regional Detention Center

Supervise juvenile inmates in regards to following rules, regulations and procedures. Address and deescalate issues on the units. Process intakes and inform inmates of possible outcomes and resources.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Pre-trial Diversionary Docket (PDD) -- Work as a liaison between the juvenile and their family and the court system. Create reports on the juvenile’s progress, report to the courts and other treatment providers.

Law Enforcement

Covington Police Department

Observing general patrol functions, the Bureau of Strategic Services, and the crime lab. Completing associated administrative tasks.

Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Assist with case work and organizing evidence. Completing paperwork for accidents, speeding tickets, filing records and answering phones.

Cincinnati Police Department

Work in operational, administrative and support functions, including ride alongs.

Nonprofit Organizations

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement

Coordinating and recruitment for election poll workers through information booths, email and developing partnerships on and off campus.

Women Helping Women

Learn tenets of non-profit management including data collection and entry, database management, grant and funder reporting, fundraising, development and other programming. Interns may focus on direct service programs, education programs, financial programs, development programs or general non-profit programs. Seven hour training session required.

Victim Assistance

Women Helping Women

Learn all tenets of direct service, ranging from all direct service advocacies, data collection and entry, grant reporting and support group preparation. Direct services include: hospital accompaniment for survivors of sexual assault, court advocacy in arraignment, civil and criminal courts, hotline crisis intervention, one on one crisis intervention, and support group facilitation. Forty hour training session required.


Assist with administrative duties, research child abuse outcome measures, observe court hearings or assist in legal research.

Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center

Perform case management tasks while working with the legal system, victim services, family and the Multidisciplinary Team. See attachment for additional information.