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.


U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett Seeks 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 references via email to No calls or drop-ins.

 The following are paid part-time internship opportunities for the upcoming academic year.  For more information about the internship program visit or contact Gina Amatangelo, Internship Coordinator

 Students who plan to enroll in the fall internship course must receive an internship offer and submit the job description to the Internship Coordinator prior to the start of the fall semester.

Edwards Aquifer Authority, Administration and Financial Internship – Deadline August 23

This paid part-time position ($16.15/hr) is open to currently enrolled students who can commit to the internship from September 2019 – May 2020.  Interns will be assigned to rotational assignments with Human Resources, Finance, External and Regulatory Affairs, and the General Managers office. Each assignment will be a hands-on experience that will provide participant with an opportunity to enhance and grow their skill set and develop an understanding of the different aspects of the operations of a regional environmental regulatory agency.

To learn more and submit an application click here.

San Antonio Housing Authority – Deadline August 16

SAHA is accepting applications for a Property Management Intern.

This is a part-time, paid internship that will work closely with SAHA’s Policy Team on improvements to SAHA’s Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs. Our team is focused on policy innovation and process improvements, so this position will provide broad experience in technical writing, public communications, data visualization and policy analysis.

To learn more and submit an application, click here.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

This is a paid part-time internship ($14/hr). The intern will be responsible for attending housing commission and task force meetings, synthesizing information, reporting on progress and making recommendations. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Leilah Powell, Executive Director at

 LISC—Local Initiatives Support Corporation—works with communities across the country to transform places and change people’s lives. LISC San Antonio collaborates with residents and partners to develop skills, invest in neighborhoods and drive policy changes that foster shared prosperity.

The City of Madison is hiring for police officers – Madison, Wisconsin

The City of Madison is accepting applications for entry-level officers. Interested individuals can apply online at
Application deadline: October 21, 2019. No experience necessary. Paid training!
All Majors encouraged to apply.
Pay ranges $51K – $125K
For further information, contact Chanda Dolsen, Police Officer, Madison Police Department, Personnel & Training Team at (608) 261-9815 or email at

Surveillance Investigator – San Antonio, TX

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PhotoFax, Inc. is hiring FULL-TIME filed investigators to cover the San Antonio, TX area.

  • No previous experience is necessary; we provide all training and licensing
  • PhotoFax also provides the vehicle and equipment needed to do this work.
  • Full-time position with benefits including a matching 401k, paid vacation, paid sick time,
    performance based bonuses and reviews, and paid overtime opportunities.
  • Our investigators have used this experience to become law enforcement professionals on
    municipal, state, and federal levels; upper management claims managers and special
    investigative unit agents with major insurance companies; as well as case managers with
    PhotoFax, Inc.
  • To apply, respond with a copy of your resume to John Todaro at or call (517) 423-9999


Fredericksburg Police Department Police Officer Positions

The Fredericksburg Police Department is currently accepting certified and non-certified applications for 5 Patrol Officer positions.  This job posting will be open until the positions are filled.  Applications can be obtained from the City of Fredericksburg’s website under the Police Department link  Any questions can be directed to Sergeant Brian Vorauer at 830-997-7585.

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting pay – $48,796 after 6 month probation
  • Major Medical Insurance – provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement – TMRS at 5% with the City matching $2.00 for every $1.00 contributed
  • Life Insurance – in the amount of salary for one year at no cost to the employee
  • Longevity pay – at a rate of $4.00 per month of service paid at the end of the year
  • Holiday pay – 12 paid holidays per year
  • Personal Leave – is accrued as follows:
    • Hire – 8hrs/month
    • 2-10 years – 12hrs/month
    • 11-15 years – 14hrs/month
    • 16-25 years – 16hrs/month
    • 25 or more years – 18 hours/month


  • Lateral Transfer Pay – Based on years of service
  • Night Differential – $160 per month. Officers work nights 6 months out of the year
  • Incentive pay – paid annually at the end of the year along with Longevity and employees will receive compensation for the highest of the following:
    • Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate $500
    • Advanced Peace Officer Certificate $1000
    • Master Peace Officer Certificate $1500
    • Associate Degree $1000
    • Bachelor Degree $2000
  • Education – City pays 70% of books, fees and tuition for officers wanting to obtain a degree at an accredited college.
  • Gym Memberships – City pays for annual unlimited Gym memberships for all officers, and officers are permitted to workout 3 hours a week on duty.
  • Equipment – City provides new officers with all equipment, duty weapons, and uniforms with the exception of patrol rifles and footwear.
  • Take Home Vehicles – City provides a patrol vehicle for each officer. Vehicles may be taken home if the officer resides within 4 miles of the city limits.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hiring

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division (TDCJ) is seeking candidates for the District Parole Officer positions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with preferred course work in Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field and a valid state issued driver’s license.

How to apply?

To apply for a District Parole Officer position, applicants must submit the PERS 283 State of Texas Application for Employment, PERS 282 TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, and PERS 282C Statement of Availability for District Parole Officers. Other required documents are driver’s license, social security card, copy of official transcript, and DD Form 214, or Selective Service Registration Card, if applicable. The completed employment application should be forwarded to

Parole Central Human Resources Office, 8610 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, Texas 78757. The contact phone number for inquiries is (512) 406-5242.

For more information about this agency, please visit the website at Click on the “About TDCJ” tab, “Division” and “Departments” and scroll to the “Parole Division” link.

Texas Public Radio is hiring – Digital Marketing Coordinator!

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for administrative and creative support for marketing, underwriting, newsroom and all TPR divisions. Duties include the management of ad placement, creation of ads, generating reports to monitor digital ad performance collaborating with TPR’s Digital News Producer on strategic planning and to ensure consistent digital efforts across all platforms.

To view job description and to apply, visit:

Intern in the Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro!
Applications for Winter/Spring must be received by Dec. 3

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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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