The College of Public Policy is located on the historic Downtown Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are in close proximity to more than 150 government, law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations that partner with us to offer internships to our students. Internships provide you with the opportunity to expose yourself to careers that match your personal and professional goals. Skills gained from practical experience will make your more valuable as an employee. Securing an internship is a fantastic way to establish critical networking connections with people who might be able to help you get the job you desire.

Note: **If you are a Criminal Justice student, not all internship opportunities shared by the College of Public Policy will qualify for credit toward your 150 hours for CRJ 4933. Please refer to your Internship Coordinator Chris Booker for guidance.

Note:** If you are a Criminal Justice undergraduate student, please see internship website for directory of internship placements.


You may also view this page for current job postings.

Intern in the Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro!
Applications for summer 2019 must be received by April 1.

Visit to download an application

internship with Congressman Castro

Signal 88 Security is hiring!

Signal 88 Security is hiring reliable, career-driven people to serve as roving patrol officers. Great opportunity for those seeking law enforcement careers. Apply through their website:

Management level positions are available too.

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Security 88 Paid Internship

Security 88 announces a paid internship opportunity for a sales intern in San Antonio, TX.
Dates: May 13, 2019 – Aug. 19, 2019
Compensation: $12.50 per hour plus completion bonus opportunity
Security 88 is an independently owned and operated franchise with experience in multi-family, commercial, industrial, event, school, retail, healthcare, hotel and residential security.

Apply here:

Mitigation Investigator Job Opening – Dallas Division

Position: Mitigation Investigator – Capital Habeas Unit (CHU)

DALLAS, TX 75202
Voice: (214) 767-2746
Fax: (214) 767-2886

Location: Dallas Division
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas is accepting applications
for a full-time mitigation investigator in the Capital Habeas Unit (CHU), located in Dallas, Texas.
The CHU represents death-sentenced prisoners in federal habeas corpus proceedings in the United
States District Courts in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the
United States Supreme Court.

Skilled collaboration, strategic litigation, compassionate representation, and unique
approaches to the issues affecting our clients are among the core values in our CHU. An ability to
work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including with attorneys, investigators, paralegals,
and other staff is essential.

Requirements: The Applicant must possess strong analytical ability and be able to
understand and manage complex factual issues; have strong interpersonal skills and solid oral and
written communication skills; and should possess a demonstrated commitment to social justice
and/or indigent defense. While Applicants with prior experience conducting mitigation
investigation is preferred, all levels of experience will be considered. Individuals with experience
in the areas of social work and/or mental health are encouraged to apply. The ability to speak
Spanish is preferred, but not essential.

This position is located in Dallas, but will require travel throughout the United States and,
potentially, in other countries as well.

Duties: The duties of the mitigation investigator include case preparation for federal habeas
corpus and clemency proceedings. The mitigation investigator will work closely with attorneys,
paralegals, and other staff to develop the litigation. Specific responsibilities of the mitigation
investigator include: collecting and reviewing records, interviewing clients and witnesses, and
meeting with experts. Other duties include developing social histories and identifying issues that
require expert evaluations.
Extensive travel is required and you must have the ability to work non-traditional hours.

Salary and Benefits: The position is full-time with federal benefits and salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications. The starting salary for the position will fall
within a range of $65,479 to $110,283. The position is excepted service and does not carry the
tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. Benefits include health and life insurance,
retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit. Appointment and
retention is subject to a satisfactory background investigation including, but not limited to, an FBI
fingerprint and name check.

Application Process: To apply, email to in a single Adobe
PDF file using the subject line “NDTX-MitigationInvestigator-CHU” the following:
• A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications;
• A resume;
• References.

No phone calls please. Submissions not following this format will not be considered.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Proof of U.S. citizenship or other
employment eligibility required. Applications received under this announcement may be
considered for vacancies occurring within 90 days after position is filled. Refer to
for further information about the office. More than one position may be filled with this
The Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Summer Law School Preparation Academy

summer law school

Interested in law school?

UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs is hosting its 2019 Summer Law School Preparation Academy.

Brush up on your writing, analytical reasoning, and writing skills needed for law school.

You can even earn up to 12-credit hours that count toward your GPA!

2019 Summer Law School Preparation Academy Application
You should be able to log in with you abc123 email. UTSA emails use the google platform.

Dates for 2019 SLSPA Summer I are May 28 – July 3, and Summer II are July 5 – August 10.
Priority application deadline is March 8.

Questions about the SLSPA should be directed to the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs (ILPA) at 210-458-2990,, or in person at the UTSA 1604 Campus, GSR 2.210. For pre-law advising, please contact Dr. Ana Alvarez at or (210) 458-2992

Website for more info:
Please visit

*If you are a graduate student, you undergraduate GPA has been locked for law school application.

San Antonio Police Department Job Openings

SAPD is always hiring! Join our family of leaders with an exciting career in Law Enforcement. Apply online at

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is hiring!

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is seeking individuals for sworn positions who display the upmost level of integrity. Please visit to view current USCP job vacancies.

Internship with City Councilman Manny Pelaez

Interested in city government and policy? District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez is looking to fill several internship positions in the district and city hall offices for the spring, summer and fall semesters.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Constituent Casework, research, writing, and attending meetings as necessary.
All majors are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Submit your resume, cover letter, and (3) references to

Congressman Lloyd Doggett seeks Legislative Interns for San Antonio District Office

Congressional interns are an integral part of the public service provided by our office (constituent services, community outreach; communicating with constituents, legislative work). Good communication, writing, and computer skills are essential.

Applications are being accepted now and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Those interested in an internship should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references via email to No calls or drop-ins.

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park – Paid Internship
This application is closed.

The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) receives top-notch training and professional development opportunities as they work together with the volunteer coordinator to train, lead, and supervise volunteers during special events and project-specific work days. As an ambassador for the park, the CVA will attend community events, recruit volunteers, and help develop online outreach campaigns via various social media platforms.  Upon completion of the 50 week internship on 01/10/2020, CVAs will be eligible to receive up to $5920 for school tuition or student loan repayment and a non-competitive hire certification which will allow for them to apply to federal jobs more advantageously  as internal federal candidates. In addition to the federal job placement possibilities, the internship also pays $440/ week and comes with premium-free health insurance.