Master the work before you get the job: you’ll do that here.

In the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology we know that not all learning is best done in a classroom. Some knowledge cannot just be given, it must be earned. Our students complete undergraduate internships, so when they get their first job, they are ready.  

Requirements for undergraduate internship 

  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted with forms). 
  • Completed Resume. 
  • 60 hours or junior standing with 15 hours completed in CJ/SO coursework. 
  • 2.75 GPA 
Internship Log

  • U.S. Marshals Service, Springfield, Illinois 
  • U.S. District Court-EDMO, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • St. Charles County Children's Division, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions (ATF), Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Bootheel Counseling Service, Sikeston, Missouri 
  • Missouri National Guard, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Illinois Department of Corrections, Springfield, Illinois 
  • U.S. Marshals Service, Tulsa, Oklahoma 
  • Madison County Probation and Court Services, Edwardsville, Illinois 
  • St. Louis County Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • U.S. Marshals Service, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia 
  • U.S. Marshals Service, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • U.S. Probation and Parole, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Chesterfield Police Department 
  • Private Correctional Services, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • U.S. Marshals Service, Springfield, Missouri 
  • Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • PhotoFax, Adrian, Michigan 
  • St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles, Missouri 
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • United States District Court, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • U.S. Probation Office, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • ATF, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Missouri Probation and Parole, Sikeston, Missouri 
  • Crystal City Police Department, Crystal City, Missouri 
  • Six Flags of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • U.S. Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office, Jackson, Missouri 
  • Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Union, Illinois 
  • Missouri State Public Defenders Office, Jackson, Missouri 
  • Little Sahara Interagency Fire Crew, Eureka, Utah 
  • Poplar Bluff Office of Probation and Parole District 25, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 
  • Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, Sikeston, Missouri 
  • Illinois State Police, Springfield, Illinois 
  • Missouri Highway Patrol 
  • Division of Youth Services 
  • State Probation and Parole, O'Fallon, Illinois 
  • State Probation and Parole, Sikeston, Missouri 
  • Osburn, Hine, Yates, and Murphy, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
  • Lutheran Family and Children's Services, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 

Student Organizations

Find a place where you can get involved. See the full list of student organizations associated with the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology.

Heart of Social Work Award 

The award has been given annually since 2008 to a Social Work major to recognize and acknowledge excellence in our partners in social work field education: the social work field education agency and the agency-based field instructor. 

Award Recipients - 2022

Dawn Knight

Award Recipients - 2021

Logan Hunt
Chuck Grubbs

Award Recipients - 2019

Crown Hospice
Stevie Ashworth

Award Recipients - 2018

Community Counseling Center
Renita Green

Award Recipients - 2017 

Beth Wells, BSW 

Award Recipients - 2016 

Safe House for Women 
Lori Blattner, MSW, LCSW 

Award Recipients - 2015 

Community Counseling Center, PSR 
Sara McDowell 
Donna Thompson, BSW 

Award Recipients - 2014 

Bootheel Counseling 
Tim Jackson, BSW 

Award Recipients - 2013 

Missouri Delta Medical Center 
Maggie Buckley, MSW, LCSW 

Office Location
Brandt 329
Mailing Location
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701