Obtaining an Internship
Students who are interested in an internship should begin early in the semester and prior term in which they wish to participate in the internship. Interested students should contact Kurt Krause in TWU's Pioneer Center for Student Excellence. You may complete required application materials through the Pioneer Center. Once you receive departmental approval for the internship, the Pioneer Center will assist you in obtaining your internship placement.
During preregistration, you will need to obtain a course code from the supervising department (either History and Government, or Sociology and Social Work). You may register for an internship in either department, pending departmental approval.
History and Government Internships
Students who wish to complete an internship within the Department of History and Government should contact Parker Hevron, PhD, for approval. Internship courses for History and Government are GOV 4503 (3 hours credit) or GOV 4506 (6 hours credit). After registration, students are required to schedule a mandatory meeting with Parker Hevron, PhD, to review internship requirements for the term.
Parker Hevron, PhD
Assistant Professor of Government
Sociology and Social Work Internships
Students who wish to complete an internship within the Department of Sociology and Social Work should contact James Williams, PhD, for approval. 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 James Williams, PhD, to review internship requirements for the term.
James L. Williams, PhD
Professor and Criminal Justice Program Director
Tired of sitting in the classroom? Are you ready to get some experience in the field? As a criminal justice major, you may take up to six hours of internship coursework. Organizations where you may choose to complete your internship include, but are not limited to:
- Denton County District Attorney's Office
- Federal Probation and Pretrial Services
- Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Denton County Juvenile Probation Office
- Denton Police Department
- Denton County Sheriff's Office
- Dallas County Juvenile Department
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (Dallas)
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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.