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Senior class standing and consent of academic advisor and Internship Coordinator. Additional prerequisites may apply to particular internship sites; consult the Department's Internship Coordinator for information.
Supervised experience in an administrative setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in criminal justice-related agencies. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester when agency setting varies, but no more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor's degree.
The undergraduate internship program (CRJ 4933) is available to students who have taken the required prerequisites:
Background investigations by agencies are routine in virtually all student internships. Keep in mind that the initial screening may range from a brief interview and fingerprinting to a very thorough screening process requiring several months. As a result of the agency internship process time, early coordination with the CJ Internship Coordinator and the selected agency is critical.
For the semester or term in which the course is taken, students must register in accordance with the registration dates published in the UTSA Registration Calendar. Students may not register late. It is highly recommended that students begin preparing for the internship selection/registration process one (1) semester prior to the term in which the course is actually taken.
Students interested in enrolling in the undergraduate internship program must identify an agency and point-of-contact from the Directory of Internship Placements . Once accepted by the agency, the student must meet with the Internship Coordinator and submit a completed Internship Information Form . During this meeting, course requirements will be explained, documentation completed and a permit to register will be issued to the student.
The following links will assist the student in locating an intern site, as well as the downloading of required documentation for the course.
Set up a meeting for an interview with the Point-of-Contact (POC) for the agency to discuss your request to intern with the organization.
The agency may require a(an):
Registration for CRJ 4933 is by permit only. The Internship Coordinator will give you a permit after you have been interviewed by an agency representative.
To get a permit:
Notes about registering:
You must complete 150 hours with your agency. Training sessions count toward the 150 hours. Driving from home to the agency and meal breaks will not be counted as internship hours. Meet with your agency to establish your schedule; which days of the week you will work and what times.
There are several required writing assignments for CRJ 4933. Writing assignments are worth a total of 60% of your semester grade. Requirements are listed in the course syllabus.
The agency's evaluation is worth 40% of the semester grade.
Mr. Chris Booker
Durango Building 4.112C
Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
or by appointment