Internship Opportunities

Justice Studies students enjoy a wide variety of options for internships throughout the area:

Newton Police Department:

Detective Division - Capt. Edward Boudreau - Student provides general assistance with all police investigative work ; assists with updating database.
Tim Callahan, Class of 2006; Raymond Holbrook, Class of 2007

Commander of the Dispatch Division, Capt. Paul Anastasia - Student provides general assistance as needed to Chief of the Dispatch Center.
Nicholas Shea, Class of 2007

Attorney Michael Doolin: Michael Doolin is a renowned local defense attorney providing general research, writing and investigation for a very busy local homicide defense attorney.-
Mira Desai, Class of 2008

Partakers, Inc: This is an advocacy agency that partners with several local organizations to advocate for reform in state criminal justice laws and ex-prisoners’ rights.
Marian Salama, Class of 2008

Department of Youth Services: DYS provides support services to families where children are at risk for abuse or neglect or where abuse or neglect has been documented. Students shadow experienced DSS workers gaining expertise in duties such as case management, intake assessments and presentations in team meetings.-
Stephanie Kana, Class of 2008

Department of Social Services: DSS provides support services to families where children are at risk for abuse or neglect or where abuse or neglect has been documented. Students shadow experienced DSS workers gaining expertise in duties such as case management, intake assessments and presentations in team meetings.
Valentina Oratokhai, Class of 2006

Newton District Court: Students assist with the day-today operations of a busy District Court Clerk’s Office.
Justine Dupree, Class of 2007; Richard Etheridge, Class of 2006

Newton District Court Probation Dept.: Students assist with general work of probation in a busy district court.
Kiernan Komarinetz, Class of 2007

Suffolk County Juvenile Probation Department: Students assists with general work of juvenile probation including data entry, court work, and interviews with juveniles and their families.
Ashley Luongo, Class of 2007; Heidi Hanna, Class of 2005

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office – Victim/Witness Office: Works with victims and witnesses in a busy urban District Attorney’s office.
Eric Knapp, Class of 2005; Fabiola Pierre, Class of 2004

Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General-Criminal Bureau: Interns work under the supervision of investigators who investigate and assist in the prosecution of white collar criminal cases.
Leah Shoemaker, Class of 2005

Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General-Civil Rights Division: The Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General's office deals with any violation under the Massachusetts Constitution that affects the public.
Tracey Maloney, Class of 2004

Committee for Public Counsel Services: CPCS provides social work assistance and other case related expert services to low income/indigent persons in the Commonwealth.
Jennifer Watts, Class of 2006

Massachusetts State Police Office of the Fire Marshal: The intern is involved in fire investigation, including interviewing, evidence collection, photography, and diagramming. There is also a research component, which may include grant writing. There is a training component, in which the intern serves as a teaching assistant. The intern can learn and assist in the supervisor’s work on juvenile firesetting. Anthony Gomes, Class of 2008; Tracey Durda, Class of 2007; Courtney Casserly, Class of 2007; Alex Danon, Class of 2006; Michael Mackiewicz, Class of 2005

Massachusetts State Police: Intern assists with all aspects of Mass. State Police work.
Michael Gaudet, Class of 2007

REACH beyond Domestic Violence: Residential domestic violence program includes survivor-centered advocacy in shelter-based program working with up to 3-4 families. Intern also works with a 24-hour hotline that provides crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals for services.
Dayna Eason, Class of 2007

Massachusetts State House: Many of our interns have served as aides to state reps and senators.
Ryan Morrell, Class of 2004; Yecenia Nowak, Class of 2005; Kelly Lynch, Class of 2006; Robert Lefevre, Class of 2006

Assistant to Justice Kathleen Coffey, Presiding Justice of the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court
Jennifer Peters, Class of 2005

John Hancock Financial Services-Investigation Division: Interns assist in background investigations and due diligence requiring telephone inquiries and web searches; will be exposed to field investigators with agency employees to include interviews, document research, and report writing.
Rebecca Lawyer, Class of 2008; Wendy Riddle, Class of 2006

Local Police Departments Located throughout Billerica, Everett, Waltham, Watertown, Natick, Southboro, Wayland, and Worcester. Lasell has had interns at many local police departments who assist in various capacities with many aspects of police work.

Middlesex County Superior Court Probation Department: Pre-Trial Dept. and Post-Trial Dept. Intern receives daily courtroom experience learning arraignment thru conviction, secondly having one-one supervised contact with offender, monitoring all conditions imposed by the court and the goal is to eliminate criminal behavior.
Meghan Ressel, Class of 2008; Elizabeth Huston, Class of 2007

West Cambridge Youth Center: Lasell interns have had many responsbilities at the youth center. Such as a homework tutor, facilitator of boys discussion group, assistant to cooking class, staff for field trips, coaching during sports leagues and staff assistant to other caseworkers.
Sean Proctor, Class of 2007

News Highlight

Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Monday, March 30, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

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Graduate Information Session  Wednesday, August 20, 2014