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Tired of sitting in the classroom? Are you ready to get some experience in the field? An internship may be the opportunity that you have been looking for. A criminal justice major can take up to six hours of internship. No more than three hours can be applied towards the major. However, the other three hours can be counted towards general university electives. No hours of internship can be counted towards a minor. Possible opportunities to complete internships include but are not limited to:
  • Denton County District Attorney's Office
  • Federal Pretrial Services
  • Tarrant County Pre-sentence Investigation Unit
  • Denton County Probation Office
  • Denton Police Department
  • Dallas County Juvenile Probation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (Dallas)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Obtaining an Internship

Students who are interested in a criminal justice internship should begin early in the semester before the term in which they wish to do the internship. Interested criminal justice students should contact the TWU Internship Coordinator, Kurt Krause, at the Pioneer Success Center. The Pioneer Center is located on the second floor of the TWU library. Students may complete required application materials through his office. Once you receive departmental approval for the internship, his office will assist you in obtaining your internship placement.

During preregistration you will need to obtain a course code from the supervising department (either History/Government or Sociology/Social Work). You may register for an internship in either department, pending departmental approval. Students who wish to do an internship in History/Government should contact Dr. Hevron for approval. Students who wish to do an internship in Sociology/Social Work should contact Dr. Williams for approval. Internship courses for History/Government are GOV 4503 (3 hours credit) or GOV 4506 (6 hours credit). Internship courses for Sociology are SOCI 4953 (3 hours credit) or SOCI 4956 (6 hours credit). After registration, students are required to schedule a mandatory meeting with either Dr. Hevron or Dr. Williams, as appropriate, to review internship requirements for the term.


This list includes sites where our students have completed internships. Other internship opportunities are available.  If you are interested in an Internship in Criminal Justice please contact Dr. Jim Williams in Sociology or Dr. Parker Hevron in History/Government. You may contact Dr. Williams by email at or by phone at 940-898-2051. His office is CFO 313.  Dr. Hevron's email is His office is CFO 604.

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