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External Internships

Established in 2022, the Center of Crime & Justice Studies’ External Internship Program leverages the Center’s connections with regional criminal justice agencies and community-based organizations that serve the justice-involved population to create enriching professionalization opportunities for UCR students. Students are placed with their host organization for a minimum 6 month long internship. While the majority of internship activities take place within the host organization, the Center also provides supplementary opportunities—including group check-ins, office hours mentorship, and a networking luncheon—to help maximize students’ professional development and ensure they have the foundational knowledge to hit the ground running and facilitate their continued professional success. The call for applications is posted once annually, typically in early-Spring.

2022-2023 Cohort

Gustavo Arredondo
Gustavo Arredondo,
Riverside County District Attorney


Sammie Ayoub
Sammie Ayoub,
Riverside Police Department


Citlali Equivel
Citlali Equivel,
San Bernardino County District Attorney


Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo Gonzalez,
San Bernardino County Public Defender


Rachel Moore
Rachel Moore,
Riverside County Probation Department

Katie Polanco
Katie Polanco,
Riverside County Public Defender


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Alexandra Ramos,
San Bernardino County
Probation Department


America Rivera
America Rivera,
San Bernardino County Public Defender


Brianna Ross
Brianna Ross,
San Bernardino County District Attorney