Union County Sheriff's Office
Peter Corvelli Jr.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office began a college intern program in 1992. This program began in an effort to reduce the number of sheriff’s personnel assigned or utilized in administrative support activities. The purpose of this program is to familiarize the student with the various units within the sheriff’s office.

The student works in each of the various units and at the end of the semester should be able to understand how the sheriff’s office operates. More than 200 students have successfully completed our internship program. This is a non-paid internship for college credits only. Students must receive credit through their college or university.

Students must also be a Union County resident to be considered. Qualified candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or better, major in criminal justice, public administration, sociology, psychology or other related field. Students from the following colleges or universities have participated in our program:

  • Kean University
  • Ramapo College
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Union County College
  • Middlesex County College
  • Jersey City State College
  • John Jay College

For more information, please contact
Officer Victoria Smith – vsmith@ucnj.org
Officer Ronald Ruta – rruta@ucnj.org