Internships & Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts encourages undergraduate students to participate in internships to prepare for their future careers. Students can apply the core skills they learn in their degree programs—how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively—in real-world professional settings. 

The college actively collaborates with Temple’s Career Center and employers across a range of fields and industries to help cultivate professional development opportunities for its students. Additionally, Temple’s location in Philadelphia allows students to pursue internships across an array of organizations in the region.

Explore how an internship can help expand your opportunities after graduation

Criminal Justice Internship Seminar

Students are encouraged to enroll in our specialized internship program, earning three credits for CJ 4075 Criminal Justice Internship Seminar (which can be used toward the electives in the major) and three, six or nine credits in CJ 4085 Criminal Justice Internship (which count towards the 123 credits required for graduation but may not be used to fulfill any requirements of the Criminal Justice Major). This program runs in the fall, spring and summer (over the two summer sessions). Interested students should contact the following staff member for more information.

Kim Campanese is an academic advisor.
Phone: 215-204-7919

ProRanger Philadelphia

ProRanger Philadelphia is an academic and technical skills training and paid internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service. Upon graduation from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger program, participants are placed in a permanent career tenure law enforcement park ranger position with the National Park Service. For more information on the program, requirements and application details, visit the ProRanger Philadelphia Page.


The skills gained from a liberal arts degree are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. Apply the experience and knowledge acquired in the Criminal Justice BA program to your professional pursuits across many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences. The versatility of this program’s curriculum helps you graduate with valuable skill sets sought by many employers.

Criminal Justice BA graduates have a wide array of unique options available to them. 

Many continue onto advanced degrees in areas like public policy, sociology and decision neuroscience, while others pursue careers in the criminal justice field. Examples of career options available include the following. 

  • Correctional officer 
  • Court reporter
  • Criminal justice research
  • Crime prevention specialist
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Criminal justice policy advisor
  • Criminal law paralegal
  • Criminal defense lawyer
  • Digital forensics examiner
  • Forensic science technician 
  • Human services
  • Local, state and federal law enforcement
  • Police officer 
  • Private detective
  • Probation officer 
  • Security guard 
  • Secret service agent
  • Private security

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