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Gain practical experience in criminal justice and receive credit for interning under a practitioner/mentor at the city, county, state or federal level in any area within the criminal justice system. Our required Internship in Criminal Justice course connects you with important contacts for future employment opportunities. You’ll work a minimum of 125 hours in the field, apply classroom knowledge in the workplace, and discover what specific career path interests you most.

Sample Internships

  • US Attorney's Office
  • Federal Public Defender Office
  • Tarrant County Criminal Courts
  • ATF
  • DEA
  • Alliance for Children
  • One Safe Place
  • Fort Worth Police Department
  • Arlington Police Department
  • Local Law Firms

Criminal Justice Internship Course

All Criminal Justice majors are required to take CRJU 40963 – “Internship in Criminal Justice.”

Students wishing to enroll in the Internship in Criminal Justice course must complete an Internship Application form. The application must be returned to the Internship Director, Dr. Ronald Burns, one semester prior to enrollment.

Internships must be conducted during the semester the student is enrolled in the course.  Previous internship experience or current employment experience will not apply to the CRJU Internship course. Summer internships are permissible when the CRJU Internship course is being offered.

Students participating in The Washington Center Academic Internship Program must contact the department chair to have program credits applied to the internship course requirement.

Dr. Ronald Burns
Criminal Justice Internship Director

Internship Forms