Justice Studies Internships

Newton Police Department:

Intern in the Detective Division - Capt. Edward Boudreau. Students provided general assistance with all police investigative work; assisted with updating database. – Tim Callahan '06, Raymond Holbrook '07

Intern for Commander of the Dispatch Division - Capt. Paul Anastasia. Student provided general assistance as needed to Chief of the Dispatch Center. – Nicholas Shea '07

Attorney Michael Doolin: Michael Doolin is a renown local defense attorney providing general research, writing and investigation for a very busy local homicide defense attorney. – Mira Desai '08

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 '08

Department of Youth 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. – Stephanie Kana '08

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 '06

Newton District Court: Students assist with the day-today operations of a busy District Court Clerk’s Office. – Justine Dupree '07; Richard Etheridge '06

Newton District Court Probation Dept.: Students assist with general work of probation in a busy district court. – Kiernan Komarinetz '07

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 '07;Heidi Hanna '05

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office – Victim/Witness Office: Works with victims and witnesses in a busy urban District Attorney’s office. – Eric Knapp '05; Fabiola Pierre '04

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 '05

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 '04

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 '06

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 '08; Tracey Durda '07; Courtney Casserly '07; Alex Danon '06; Michael Mackiewicz '05

Massachusetts State Police: Intern assists with all aspects of Mass. State Police work. – Michael Gaudet '07

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 '07

Massachusetts State House: Many of our interns have served as aides to state reps and senators. – Ryan Morrell '04; Yecenia Nowak '05; Kelly Lynch '06;Robert Lefevre '06

Assistant to Justice Kathleen Coffey, Presiding Justice of the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal CourtJennifer Peters '05

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 '08; Wendy Riddle '06

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 '08; Elizabeth Huston '07

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 '07

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Melissa A. Van Hyfte, Ph.DDirector of Hospitality and Event Management ProgramAssistant Professor of Hospitality and Event ManagementMelissa Van Hyfte is an Assistant Professor for Hospitality and Event Management and also the Faculty Connected Learning Organizer for Lasell College.  

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