Gain practical experience in criminal justice and receive credit for interning under a practitioner/mentor at the city, county, state or federal level in any area within the criminal justice system. Our required Internship in Criminal Justice course connects you with important contacts for future employment opportunities. You’ll work a minimum of 125 hours in the field, apply classroom knowledge in the workplace, and discover what specific career path interests you most.
Sample Criminal Justice Internships
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Defense, Criminal Investigation Services
- Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
- Texas Council on Offenders with Mental Impairments
- Arlington Police Department
- ER Investigative Network, private investigators
- Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
- Texas ReEntry Services (TXRS)
CRJU 40963 – “Internship in Criminal Justice”
All Criminal Justice majors are required to take CRJU 40963 – “Internship in Criminal Justice.”
Students wishing to enroll in the Internship in Criminal Justice course must complete an Internship Application form. The application must be returned to the Internship Director, Dr. Michael Bachmann, one semester prior to enrollment.
Internships must be conducted during the semester the student is enrolled in the course. Previous internship experience or current employment experience will not apply to the CRJU Internship course. Summer internships are permissible only under exceptional circumstances.
Students are required to take the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Exam.
Dr. Michael Bachmann
Criminal Justice Internship Director
- Criminal Justice Internship Application
- Student Evaluation
- Internship Agreement
- Placement Approval
- Student Evaluation
- Bi-Weekly Activity Report
TCU Policy on Internships
TCU offers hundreds of internships in any given semester and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them. We evaluate each opportunity to ensure academic value as it relates to a course of study. Beyond that, we encourage you to seek the opportunities that best match your interests and to choose how to best fulfill your internship requirements.