Practicum Students and Interns
The Department of Justice Services provides student practicum experiences for individuals in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields such as social work, criminal justice, counseling and psychology. Students from notable colleges such as St. Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Washington University, Fontbonne College, Maryville University and McKendree College have completed their practicum requirements with our department.
In addition, the Department of Health provides practicum experience in corrections medicine for nursing students from the St. Louis University and University of Missouri-St. Louis' School of Nursing. Medical students from the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville and from the Physician Assistant Program at St. Louis University have also completed internships at Justice Services.
These students and interns not only gain valuable experience from our department, but also bring enthusiasm and new ideas as they work with the staff to provide services to the inmate population.