Internship Opportunities


The Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience seeks qualified interns for its competitive Policing Initiatives Internship Program. The Miller Center is composed of individuals with a broad range of expertise in the public safety arena. Our mission is to integrate research and evidence-based best-practices into public safety operations, violence reduction, problem-solving, community policing, education, training, and the development of criminal justice policy and practice.

Internship Position Description

The Center is looking for interns with an interest in Criminal Justice and other related fields including intelligence, technology, and research. Successful interns should be able to work independently and conduct research utilizing the internet and various online databases. The Miller Center is currently exploring potential areas of research such as community engagement, officer safety and wellness, and the use of technology in law enforcement. The selected interns will have the opportunity to meet and work with public safety professionals as well as the opportunity to support the various projects the Center is working on based on the student’s skills and interests.

Required Skills

  • Proactive and motivated with an interest in learning about criminal justice
  • Ability to complete research and data entry assignments on time
  • Attention to detail and ability to focus on a diverse portfolio of projects

Required Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current Rutgers undergraduate studying Critical Intelligence Studies, Communications, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a related field
  • Able to get credit through internship program with your academic school/department or willing to intern for professional experience. This internship satisfies requirements for the Critical Intelligence Studies minor (790:485).  Check with other major/minor departments for their internship requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the routine tasks of the Miller Center interns?
    • Tasks will include comprehensive note taking during meetings and webinars, conducting research and preparing briefings, creating and presenting PowerPoints, communicating with other interns, and more. Tasks may change on a weekly basis depending on what is needed to help assist the Center.
  • Is this a paid internship?
    • No, this internship is completed for academic credit or professional experience.
  • What is the time commitment for this internship?
    • While the weekly workload varies, the average comes out to 10 hours of work per week. Time commitments are also dictated by programmatic requirements for credit. We understand that you are full-time students and we respect your time, and are flexible with hours throughout the week.
  • Is this internship in person or remote?
    • Our current interns are operating in a hybrid setting.
  • Do I need prior experience to apply?
    • You do not need any previous internship experience. In fact, for many of our interns this is their first internship.

Application Requirements

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Please send the following to Dr. Rosalyn Parks at using the subject line “Miller Center Undergraduate Internship”:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript