Norfolk State University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, has signed an agreement with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.
The Norfolk State University/Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Cadet/Internship Program will offer university students majoring in sociology, psychology, or political science the opportunity to earn credits by participating in the Summer Basic Jailer Academy Program. The students will receive $12.22 per hour during the internship program and gain valuable hands-on experience in the criminal justice system. Seven Norfolk State students will be selected for the first cohort of the internship program that will begin this coming May.
After successfully completing the internship program, Norfolk State students may be recommended for appointment as deputy sheriff cadets. “This program is a gateway to future career opportunities,” notes Olusoji Akomolafe, chair of the department of political science at Norfolk State University.