Michelle Marin – Criminal Justice & Criminology (CJC) major and Psychology of Crime & Justice minor – spent her summer (2016) as a U.S. Marshals Service intern in the Northern District of Illinois office (Chicago).
CJC Internship – U.S. Marshals Service
My CJC internship allows me to rotate between various divisions of the U.S. Marshals Service, including Asset Forfeiture Program, Administration, Lockup, and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. As an intern I assist in tactical drills, handcuffing/fingerprinting, filing/acquiring case files, mailing summons, attending court hearings, and shadowing the Deputy Marshals, to name a few of my responsibilities.
What has been the best part about your CJC internship?
My favorite part of this internship is the exposure I get within federal law enforcement. As an intern I receive access to most of the cases that the Deputy Marshals attend to, allowing the internship experience to be incredibly immersive. I also love how willing the Deputy Marshals are with sharing past experiences they have had as well as how accepting they are with answering questions about the field.
How have your CJC courses prepared you for your internship?
I often find myself referring back to material I have learned in my CJC courses at Loyola. In terms of real-world knowledge about the criminal justice system, the Corrections course (CJC 204) I took with Dr. Olson was undoubtedly the most useful class I have taken in my time here at Loyola.
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