Internships


U.S. Probation Interns Victor Ramirez and Cathleen Escalante, are awarded for completing two semesters where they learned about supervising federal offenders on probation and post release supervision.
U.S. Probation Interns Victor Ramirez and Cathleen Escalante, are awarded for completing two semesters where they learned about supervising federal offenders on probation and post release supervision.

Qualification Criteria

Student must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Students must be a Criminal Justice major
  2. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have completed all lower division required Criminal Justice courses.
  3. This is a one or two semester internship program depending on agency eligibility (3 hours of credit each semester) - students must need two upper division CJ electives to be eligible.
  4. Students will be required to attend one of the three information sessions offered each fall or spring semester prior to applying. During this session, the student will be able to investigate the nature of the internship and ask questions relative to the work experience of the internship.
  5. The prospective intern must then submit an internship packet including contact information as well as liability waiver. Once said documentation has been submitted and approved, the registration hold will be released by the Criminal Justice Department.
  6. Placement of the intern is the responsibility of the intern. Students must reach out the agencies at which they wish to intern and set up a placement. Spots at agencies are limited and are offered on a first serve basis within the needs of the agency.
  7. After attending session student must submit within a week the internship application to the Internship Coordinator.
  8. The Internship Coordinator will then inform student of agency contact information approximately within one week of receiving the application.
  9. Agencies will make the final determination in terms of the acceptance of the student for an internship.
  10. Additional paperwork may be required by particular agencies. Please make sure that you have enough time to submit all paperwork to ensure that you register for the course on time and avoid late registration fees by the university.

 

Application Process

  1. Must attend Internship informational session held by Criminal Justice Department prior the semester the student in interested in participating. Three sessions will be offered each semester (fall & spring). See department for days and times.

  2. Complete internship application within one week of attending information session. Submit hard-copy to Internship Coordinator, Professor Allison Rojek, located in the Criminal Justice Department Office.

  3. You will receive a response from the Internship Coordinator within a week of your submission with the agency contact information. It is responsibility of the student to then contact the agency and set up the internship.

  4. Once you have received agency approval, you must complete registration forms* at the Criminal Justice Department office to be cleared for registration and receive the syllabus for the class.

 

Benefits

  1. Up to 6 upper level elective credits in CJ (3 for each semester)
  2. Acquire experience in the field
  3. Opportunity to make contacts in agency of interest

 

Internship application (PRINT ONLY!)

*TWO Forms to complete once approved:

  1. Internship Contact Form
  2. UTEP liability waiver

 

U.S. Probation Interns Victor Ramirez and Cathleen Escalante, are awarded for completing two semesters where they learned about supervising federal offenders on probation and post release supervision.
U.S. Probation Interns Victor Ramirez and Cathleen Escalante, are awarded for completing two semesters where they learned about supervising federal offenders on probation and post release supervision.

Agencies

All agencies will require a completed application and background check. Extensive background check and any preliminary additional agency requirements may be required.

Law Enforcement

  • U.S. Marshals
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • El Paso Police Department
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office
  • UTEP Police Department (in process of being finalized)

Criminal Courts

  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • Public Defenders Office
  • Local Private Criminal Defense Attorney

Adult Community-Based Corrections

  • U.S. Federal Probation
  • El Paso Veteran's Treatment Court
  • West Texas Community Supervision (Adult Probation)
  • Texas District Parole
  • Dismas Charities (Male Federal Halfway House)

Juvenile Justice

  • El Paso Juvenile Probation Department
  • Family & Child Protective Services (CPS)

Crime Victims

  • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence

International Justice Issues

  • U.S. Department of State (Global issues: human trafficking, terrorism)
  • Strategic Security Corporation (Immigration Detention Facility)