Employers are increasingly wanting to see career-relevant work experience in the new grads they hire. When you gain internship experience, you are increasing the probability of landing full-time employment after college.
Internships are a great way for you to "test the waters" of your career field and discover your niche in a particular area of study. You'll build your network, your resume, and will gain valuable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills employers seek. Below are resources to help you get started on the right track.
If you're an undergraduate, please take a moment to visit the public administration and criminal justice internship pages to learn more about how to get started on your internships and required paperwork.
Public Administration Internship Page: http://copp.utsa.edu/department/internships1/ Criminal Justice Internship Page: http://copp.utsa.edu/department/undergraduate-internships
You may also visit our current undergraduate student page to see examples of current internship positions.