The Criminal Justice Internship course (T CRIM 498) is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to learn through experience while receiving academic credit. The course is restricted to students who are Criminal Justice majors with senior status. A description of further prerequisites are articulated on the TCRIM 498 Application Summary and Checklist.
Criminal Justice major
All interns must have a recommendation form completed by a professor or lecturer from the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice (Social Work or Criminal Justice faculty).
All interns must complete an internship contract and provide an unofficial UW Tacoma transcript reflecting a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA).
All interns must have completed T CRIM 371: Helping Skills in Criminal Justice with a minimum 2.0 final grade.
All interns must have completed at least one of the following courses with a minimum of a 2.0 final grade:
Relevant internships might include the following areas:
Federal, state or local police agency
Pre-trial, probation, parole
Adult or juvenile corrections
State or federal court
Criminal or immigration law
Appropriate private security
Non-profit agencies which provide support to victims; witnesses; and the accused
Other relevant entities that provide support to the criminal justice system such as emergency management organizations, forensic laboratories, medical examiner’s offices, etc.
WHEN TO APPLY
T CRIM 498 is limited to 20 students, so it is imperative that you apply as early as possible. You can apply in Winter Quarter, and need not wait until registration begins for Spring Quarter. All applications must be complete and submitted three weeks prior to the first day of the quarter.
HOW TO APPLY
Secure an internship. There are two ways:
The student can secure their internship individually. Internships secured in this manner must be approved by the department. To do this, you should provide details to Dr. Barb Toews via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The student will receive internship opportunities via email from the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice. These are pre-approved and the student will follow the application directions as detailed by the agencies.
Obtain a Criminal Justice Faculty Recommendation. This form is titled CJ INTERNSHIP RECOMMENDATION.
Upon completion, referee should email a pdf of the recommendation to Dr. Toews at email@example.com.
Both the student and agency should complete their portions of the CJ INTERNSHIP CONTRACT.
Submit the CJ Internship Contract, along with unofficial UWT transcripts, as attachments in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enroll in the course during the Registration Period.
An add code will be provided after all material has been submitted and reviewed.
Resume Assistance for Internship Positions
All students have a need for an updated resume and Career Development is here to assist! You can make an appointment with Career Development to help create and update your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. To schedule an appointment, please call 253-692-4421, email email@example.com.