CJ Internship



 For more information contact Dr. Carlos E.  Posadas – Internship Coordinator – CJ 393 and CJ 593.

Email: cposadas@nmsu.edu

Office: Breland Hall 103

Phone: (575) 646-3951


Graduate Students interested in Internship – CJ 593: Please refer to MCJ Internship under Graduate Programs


Tulsa Police Department and Criminal Justice Department Partnership

The Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University partners with the Tulsa Police Department! This collaboration introduces a dynamic paid internship program, giving our criminal justice students the incredible opportunity to gain hands-on law enforcement experience while completing the final 15 credit hours needed for their degrees.

Attending the Criminal Justice Program and working for the agency allows students to undergo training and receive employment upon graduation, which supports their education costs.

Attending TPD Academy:

Like an Internship:

  • Criminal Justice majors can attend the academy while getting paid
  • Six months of instructions, and five months of field training, including ride-along
  • In the first six months of training, earn $55,000 annually, then up to $100,000
  • After completing all prior degree requirements and being accepted into the Tulsa Police Academy (passing a background check, meeting physical fitness standards, etc.), students will have the opportunity to finish the final 15 credit hours at the TPD Academy.
  • Students finish the Academy and graduate with the degree.