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Alpha Phi Sigma

Requirements of Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the Criminal Justice sciences.  The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduates as well as graduates of Criminal Justice.

To become a member, the student must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation at his/her institution. The student must be recommended, to Nationals, by the chapter advisor.

  • Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum of 3.2 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale in Criminal Justice courses. The student must also rank in the top 35% of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the Criminal Justice curriculum. The Honor Society is open to those with a declared Criminal Justice major or minor.
  • Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.4 GPA in both Criminal Justice courses and overall courses, on a 4.0 scale. Student must have completed a minimum of four courses within the Criminal Justice curriculum.
  • Law students enrolled in law school, having completed one academic year, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.

Resources

For more information, please visit the Alpha Phi Sigma webpage.

http://copp.utsa.edu/department/alpha-phi-sigma/

New: College of Public Policy Video

New Minor in Civic Engagement (Fall 2016)

The Department of Public Administration will offer a new minor in civic engagement (PAD 2073) for fall 2016.  This new minor is open to all majors and will be offered at both 1604 and Downtown campuses.  Students will actively engage in the San Antonio community through service-learning experiences, preparing them for a lifetime of responsible citizenship and civic engagement.  To learn more click here.

University Career Center

http://www.utsa.edu/careercenter/

Career Opportunities and Internships (Dec. 2015 edition)

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Rowdy Jobs

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Advising Information

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

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Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology (M.S.)

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Applied Demography (Ph.D.)

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership

Resources

Financial Aid Information

Registration

Career Guidance

College Forms

Student Grievance Procedures

About the College

Degrees Offered

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Public Administration (B.A.)

Advising Center

The UTSA Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center

The Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center (DTUAC) serves all UTSA majors and classifications. Professional academic advisors will partner with you to help you succeed towards your academic goals. We can assist you with information and clarification about degree requirements; transfer coursework, academic and university policies, registration procedures and much more!

Your success in your program depends on your knowledge and understanding, so don't hesitate to come by and visit with your advisor today.

Contact the DTUAC to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours for your advisor.

Contact Information

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (dates may vary, please call to verify)

UTSA Downtown Campus

501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78207-4415

210-458-2550 (voice)

210-458-2575 (fax)

Email: dtadvising@utsa.edu

Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018 ARE CLOSED


Scholarships for Current Graduate Students

administered by the Dean's office

The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX
Eligible students:  All COPP Majors (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be a current resident of Webb County at the time of application.) 


Juanita Firestone Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Eligible students: MPA, MS Criminal Justice and Criminology (MSCJC), MSW, M-Sociology)


Administered by the Departments


Public Administration

Public Administration Scholarship page

Dominion Rotary Club Past President’s Fund
The Dominion Rotary Club Past President’s Fund is an endowed award offered annually to a degree-seeking student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The chosen Dominion Scholar will be required to give a brief talk at a luncheon with members of the Dominion Rotary Club.  Applications should be submitted directly to the Department of Public Administration.        

 Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible.  Must be enrolled at least 6 hours per semester.  If a student only requires 3 hours to complete degree, exception can be made to required part-time enrollment.       

Rubén Munguía Endowed Scholarship 
The Rubén Munguía Scholarship in Public Administration is an endowed award offered annually to an outstanding MPA Student. Eligible students must be a degree-seeking MPA student enrolled in at least 6 hours and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Criminal Justice Scholarship Page

Criminal Justice Competitive Scholarship

Social Work

Social Work Scholarship Page
The Gunn Family Endowed Scholarship in Social Work


Applied Demography

Contact (210) 458-3163
Department of Demography

**This page lists scholarships offered by the College of Public Policy and contains applications for Canseco and Firestone.  To access other applications for scholarships, please visit the department webpages.

For information about scholarships sponsored or administered directly by the University visit http://www.utsa.edu/scholarships/.

Internships

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. 

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 some 2017 listings of internships (paid and unpaid positions) for both our undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the College of Public Policy.  

Criminal Justice
If you're an undergraduate student studying criminal justice, you can visit the department's internship webpage to learn more on how to get started on your internships and required paperwork.
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/undergraduate-internships/
Public Administration
Graduate and undergraduate students studying public administration can visit the department page to learn more about how to get started on your internships and required paperwork.
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/internships1/   
Social Work
Please visit their page to learn more about field placement opportunities
Applied Demography
Potential and new students are encouraged to explore their career objectives and work with the Graduate Advisor of Record to identify elective courses that will meet the student’s learning and experience objectives.
Please contact Dr. Corey Sparks at (210) 458-3166 or email corey.sparks@utsa.edu.  


Summer/Fall 2017 Internship listings

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, San Antonio District Office

Unpaid Internship
Interns will carry out casework responsibilities, office duties, assist with various administrative/legislative duties, assist constituents with various federal topics, and more.
Applicants should possess a desire to learn more about American Government, social work, and community services.
Send a current resume and one-page letter of interest to pete.arguello@mail.house.gov.  For questions, email Pete Arguello at pete.arguello@mail.house.gov.  
Please see flyer for more details.


Representative Will Hurd District Office

Unpaid Internship
15-20 hours/week
Aug. 21 - Dec. 22

Interns will support legislative and district staff by researching issues and policies and performing general office duties.
Office will work with your college to earn course credit for your internship, if applicable.
Send a current resume and brief cover letter as separate documents to Jenny Galindo at jenny.galindo@mail.house.gov with "2017 Fall Internship Application" in the subject line.
Please download full job description and instructions here.  For questions, email Jenny Galindo at jenny.galindo@mail.house.gov.


MOVE San Antonio 

Field Work Intern
Unpaid Internship

10 hours/week
Internships can be a mixture of working in the field, helping with voter registration drives, and assisting in professional development activities.
To apply click on link:  http://movesanantonio.org/intern-apply/
For questions, email Alyssa Pope at alyssa@movesanantonio.org


Alamo Area Council of Governments

  • Economic & Community Development VISTA Intern
    Paid Internship Opportunity | $1,000/month  
    One-year internship w/flexible schedule
    This project is sponsored by by Austin Regional Office (AURO) of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be directly supervised by AACOG Economic Development District (EDD) in San Antonio.

    You'll have the opportunity to focus on the community of Pleasanton to build economic development capacity to identify needs and resources to attract higher-paying jobs and opportunities.
    Applications will be accepted from Aug. 7 - Sept. 15, 2017.
    This internship will run from Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2018.  Click here to apply. (must register in the system to apply.)

  • Public Relations Intern (unpaid internship) (click link to learn more)  For more information on this internship, contact Tiffany Harris at tharris@aacog.com or call (210) 362-5204.


City Flag

  • Civic Engagement and Technology Intern
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule, part-time
    Graduate or undergraduate student
    This summer internship is for any student, graduate or undergraduate interested in helping to participating in a research project that focuses on how governments can use mobile technologies to empower citizens.
    Click here for details on the position For questions email Jose Gomez at jose.gomez3@utsa.edu  To apply, visit Handshake


The Prosthetic Foundation

  • Grant Writer Internship
    (paid internship)
    Currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    This paid internship starts at $10/hr; requires strong writing skills with a willingness to learn grant writing, project management skills for currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    Click here to view details.   For more info, contact Rebecca Martinez at rlmartinez@pvasatx.com


SAISD Foundation

  • Student Internship Program
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule 10-20 hrs/week
    Currently enrolled student in an institution of higher education

    Assist with duties and tasks that contribute to the success of the SAISD Foundation and its mission to support San Antonio ISD to become one of the nation's leading urban school districts, including authors external grants and manages grant awards, hosts an annual 5K, Golf Tournament, INSPIRE Awards, evaluates applications for Teacher Grants, Mini-Grants and Innovative Grants, manages student scholarship annually.
    Click here for more details

Others to consider:

District Office Internship with Joaquin Castro (summer 2017):  https://castro.house.gov/how-can-i-help/internships

Archer Center Fellowship: http://www.archercenter.org/

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU): http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HACU_Student_Programs.asp

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://chci.org/programs/

City of San Antonio Management Fellows (COSA):https://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx#lt-13706901-management-fellows (applications will be available at the end of October, 2016)

Luna Legislative Scholars: http://www.tshrc.org/luna-scholars-fellows-program/

UTSA Legislative Scholars: http://honors.utsa.edu/students/programs/legislative-scholars

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

City of San Antonio Student Internships: student internships

Scholarships

                  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018 ARE NOW CLOSED.


                  Undergraduate Scholarships


                  Public Administration

                    Public Administration Scholarship Page

                    • The USAA Foundation Scholarship 
                    • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX - All COPP majors are eligible (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be current resident of Webb County at the time of application.)
                    • Samuel A. and Pamela R. Kirkpatrick Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Undergraduate students with a declared minor in Nonprofit Management are eligible.

                    Criminal Justice

                    Criminal Justice Scholarship Page

                    • Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Salinas Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship
                    • The USAA Foundation Scholarship
                    • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX - All COPP majors are eligible (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be current resident of Webb County at the time of application.)

                    2017-2018 Canseco Application is now closed

                    Canseco scholarship administered by the Dean's office.  Please visit department webpages for eligibility and other scholarship applications.

                    COPP Scholar Award (for newly admitted first time freshmen and transfer students)

                    The College of Public Policy also offers the COPP Scholar Award to newly admitted first time freshmen and transfer students in the fall semester.  The COPP Scholars Program was created by the College of Public Policy in 2014 as a way to provide financial support to outstanding students and attract the state’s highest achieving students. This award comes with a $1,000 stipend to be applied towards tuition and fees, as long as the students maintain a good academic standing.  There is no application for this award.  Recipients are automatically selected by the college based on students' admission credentials, such as SAT or ACT scores, high school class rank and/or transfer GPA.  For questions, please contact the Dean's office at (210) 458-2530 or email copp@utsa.edu

                    *Please see the department pages for more information on department specific scholarships, eligibility, applications and deadlines.  Contact the Dean's office for more information on COPP Scholar's Award or the Canseco Endowed Scholarship

                    (210) 458-2535 Department of Criminal Justice 

                    (210) 458-2533 Department Public Administration

Internships

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.

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 current listings for undergraduate and graduate students.  The College partners with a multitude of non-profit organizations and agencies to provide internship opportunities for its students.

Students seeking a Master's in Public Administration may visit the following page to learn more about graduate student internship opportunities or may call the department at (210) 453-2533.
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/internships1/

If you're interested in Social Work, please visit their page to learn more about field placement opportunities:  
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/Title-IV-E/

If you're a student in our doctoral Applied Demography program: potential and new students are encouraged to explore their career objectives and work with the Graduate Advisor of Record to identify elective courses that will meet the student’s learning and experience objectives. Please contact Dr. Corey Sparks at (210) 458-3166 or email corey.sparks@utsa.edu.


Summer/Fall 2017 Internship listings

Alamo Area Council of Governments

  • Economic Development Intern
    Paid Internship Opportunity | $1,000/month
    One-year internship w/flexible schedule
    This project is sponsored by by Austin Regional Office (AURO) of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be directly supervised by AACOG EDD in San Antonio.

    You'll have the opportunity to focus on the community of Pleasanton to build economic development capacity to identify needs and resources to attract higher-paying jobs and opportunities.
    This internship will start in August/September. Email copp@utsa.edu for more information on how to apply. Someone will reach out to you shortly

  • Public Relations Intern (unpaid internship) (click link to learn more) For more information on this internship, contact Tiffany Harris attharris@aacog.comor call (210) 362-5204.

City Flag

  • Civic Engagement and Technology Intern
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule, part-time
    Graduate or undergraduate student
    This summer internship is for any student, graduate or undergraduate interested in helping to participating in a research project that focuses on how governments can use mobile technologies to empower citizens.
    Click here for details on the position  For questions email Jose Gomez at jose.gomez3@utsa.edu  To apply, visit Handshake


The Prosthetic Foundation

  • Grant Writer Internship
    (paid internship)
    Currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    This paid internship starts at $10/hr; requires strong writing skills with a willingness to learn grant writing, project management skills for currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    Click here to view details  For more info, contact Rebecca Martinez at rlmartinez@pvasatx.com


SAISD Foundation

  • Student Internship Program
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule 10-20 hrs/week
    Currently enrolled student in an institution of higher education

    Assist with duties and tasks that contribute to the success of the SAISD Foundation and its mission to support San Antonio ISD to become one of the nation's leading urban school districts, including authors external grants and manages grant awards, hosts an annual 5K, Golf Tournament, INSPIRE Awards, evaluates applications for Teacher Grants, Mini-Grants and Innovative Grants, manages student scholarship annually.
    Click here for more details

Others to consider:

District Office Internship with Joaquin Castro (summer 2017): https://castro.house.gov/how-can-i-help/internships

Archer Center Fellowship: http://www.archercenter.org/

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU): http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HACU_Student_Programs.asp

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://chci.org/programs/

City of San Antonio Management Fellows (COSA): https://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx#lt-13706901-management-fellows(applications will be available at the end of October, 2016)

Luna Legislative Scholars: http://www.tshrc.org/luna-scholars-fellows-program/

UTSA Legislative Scholars: http://honors.utsa.edu/students/programs/legislative-scholars

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

City of San Antonio Student Internships: student internships

Internships

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.