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Internships/Careers - Students

The College for Health, Community & Policy is partly located on the historic Downtown Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio and partly on the main campus at UTSA. We are in close proximity to more than 150 government, law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations that partner with us to offer internships to our students. Internships provide you with the opportunity to expose yourself to careers that match your personal and professional goals. Skills gained from practical experience will make you more valuable as an employee. Securing an internship is a fantastic way to establish critical networking connections with people who might be able to help you get the job you desire.

Note: **If you are a Criminal Justice student, not all internship opportunities shared by the College for Health, Community & Policy will qualify for credit toward your 150 hours for CRJ 4933. Please refer to your Internship Coordinator Chris Booker for guidance.

Note:** If you are a Criminal Justice undergraduate student, please see internship website for directory of internship placements.

You may also view this page for current job postings.


Public Administration

State Senator José Menéndez seeks Spring 2020 Legislative Interns:

State Senator José Menéndez is seeking applicants for unpaid internships for the Spring of 2020 in the San Antonio Office. The Senator is looking for motivated, hard-working candidates that will be available part-time or full-time. College or High School credit is available.

Intern responsibilities will include answering the phones, greeting visitors, entering data in Correspondence Management System (CMS), researching legislation, general office duties, and supporting staff with community outreach projects and events.

Applicants must be proficient with basic computer skills and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
You may email or fax your resume and availability schedule to Judy Peterson at judy.peterson@senate.texas.gov or (210)733-6605.

U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett Seeks Spring 2020 Interns for San Antonio District Office:

Congressional interns are an integral part of the public service provided by our office (constituent services, community outreach; communicating with constituents, legislative work). Good communication, writing, and computer skills are essential.

Applications are being accepted now and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Those interested in an internship should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references via email to brendan.kennedy@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop-ins.

 The following are paid part-time internship opportunities for the upcoming academic year.  Click here for more information about the Public Administration internship program or contact Gina Amatangelo, Internship Coordinator gina.amatangelo@utsa.edu.

 Students who plan to enroll in the fall internship course must receive an internship offer and submit the job description to the Internship Coordinator prior to the start of the fall semester.


Local Initiatives Support Corporation

This is a paid part-time internship ($14/hr). The intern will be responsible for attending housing commission and task force meetings, synthesizing information, reporting on progress and making recommendations. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Leilah Powell, Executive Director at lpowell@lisc.org.

 LISC—Local Initiatives Support Corporation—works with communities across the country to transform places and change people’s lives. LISC San Antonio collaborates with residents and partners to develop skills, invest in neighborhoods and drive policy changes that foster shared prosperity.


Criminal Justice

National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program Summer 2020 Session


Session IX of the National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program (NFACP) at the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is filling up quickly. It promises to exceed students’ expectations as they learn crime scene investigation from national experts.  NFACP is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

This unique partnership between UT Martin and LEIC allows a pathway for students to gain college credit during this 3-week residential program. This is an exceptional way for your students to gain specialized education with which few can compete in today’s job market. The program includes class work and field exercises in crime scene management, shooting incident reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic anthropology, human decomposition and time since death, skeletal and human remains recovery, proper collection of evidence found in association with human remains, and other areas.


The $4800 cost includes all tuition and fees, housing (fully furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments shared by participants), supplies, and personal protective equipment. Food, transportation, and personal expenses are additional. Payment plans are available; and, in most cases, students can use their financial aid.


Program dates are July 13-31, 2020. Participants must be admitted to UT Martin as “Transient” students for the 2020 Summer term. All students earn 9 hours of academic credit, and course grades (A-F) will be entered on official transcripts for transfer back to your institution.

For more information, contact Tim Schade at tim.schade@tennessee.edu or by phone 865-946-3236.

Mesa Police Department is hiring!

For more info visit, http://www.mpdjob.com

Mesa Police Department jobs

Mesa Police Dept.


Surveillance Investigator – San Antonio, TX

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PhotoFax, Inc. is hiring FULL-TIME filed investigators to cover the San Antonio, TX area.

  • No previous experience is necessary; we provide all training and licensing
  • PhotoFax also provides the vehicle and equipment needed to do this work.
  • Full-time position with benefits including a matching 401k, paid vacation, paid sick time,
    performance based bonuses and reviews, and paid overtime opportunities.
  • Our investigators have used this experience to become law enforcement professionals on
    municipal, state, and federal levels; upper management claims managers and special
    investigative unit agents with major insurance companies; as well as case managers with
    PhotoFax, Inc.
  • To apply, respond with a copy of your resume to John Todaro at jtodaro@photofax.com or call (517) 423-9999


Fredericksburg Police Department Police Officer Positions

The Fredericksburg Police Department is currently accepting certified and non-certified applications for 5 Patrol Officer positions.  This job posting will be open until the positions are filled.  Applications can be obtained from the City of Fredericksburg’s website under the Police Department link www.fbgtx.org.  Any questions can be directed to Sergeant Brian Vorauer at 830-997-7585.

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting pay – $48,796 after 6 month probation
  • Major Medical Insurance – provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement – TMRS at 5% with the City matching $2.00 for every $1.00 contributed
  • Life Insurance – in the amount of salary for one year at no cost to the employee
  • Longevity pay – at a rate of $4.00 per month of service paid at the end of the year
  • Holiday pay – 12 paid holidays per year
  • Personal Leave – is accrued as follows:
    • Hire – 8hrs/month
    • 2-10 years – 12hrs/month
    • 11-15 years – 14hrs/month
    • 16-25 years – 16hrs/month
    • 25 or more years – 18 hours/month


  • Lateral Transfer Pay – Based on years of service
  • Night Differential – $160 per month. Officers work nights 6 months out of the year
  • Incentive pay – paid annually at the end of the year along with Longevity and employees will receive compensation for the highest of the following:
    • Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate $500
    • Advanced Peace Officer Certificate $1000
    • Master Peace Officer Certificate $1500
    • Associate Degree $1000
    • Bachelor Degree $2000
  • Education – City pays 70% of books, fees and tuition for officers wanting to obtain a degree at an accredited college.
  • Gym Memberships – City pays for annual unlimited Gym memberships for all officers, and officers are permitted to workout 3 hours a week on duty.
  • Equipment – City provides new officers with all equipment, duty weapons, and uniforms with the exception of patrol rifles and footwear.
  • Take Home Vehicles – City provides a patrol vehicle for each officer. Vehicles may be taken home if the officer resides within 4 miles of the city limits.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hiring

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division (TDCJ) is seeking candidates for the District Parole Officer positions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with preferred course work in Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field and a valid state issued driver’s license.

How to apply?

To apply for a District Parole Officer position, applicants must submit the PERS 283 State of Texas Application for Employment, PERS 282 TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, and PERS 282C Statement of Availability for District Parole Officers. Other required documents are driver’s license, social security card, copy of official transcript, and DD Form 214, or Selective Service Registration Card, if applicable. The completed employment application should be forwarded to

Parole Central Human Resources Office, 8610 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, Texas 78757. The contact phone number for inquiries is (512) 406-5242.

For more information about this agency, please visit the website at www.tdcj.texas.gov. Click on the “About TDCJ” tab, “Division” and “Departments” and scroll to the “Parole Division” link.


Signal 88 Security is hiring!

Signal 88 Security is hiring reliable, career-driven people to serve as roving patrol officers. Great opportunity for those seeking law enforcement careers. Apply through their website:


Management level positions are available too.

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San Antonio Police Department Job Openings

SAPD is always hiring! Join our family of leaders with an exciting career in Law Enforcement. Apply online at www.sapdcareers.com

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is hiring!

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is seeking individuals for sworn positions who display the upmost level of integrity. Please visit www.usajobs.com to view current USCP job vacancies.