Department of Criminal Justice Administration Internship Information

General Description

The Department of Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) offers internship opportunities for students who are seniors (with a 3.0 overall GPA) and Criminal Justice majors in the undergraduate program or who are students officially accepted in the CJA graduate program. Students applying for an internship must have completed two semesters at MTSU.


  1. To receive placement in the internship, the criminal justice student may obtain an application form from Dr. Harms, interim department chair.
  2. The completed form, along with a faculty recommendation via email, must be submitted to Dr. Harms at least 10 weeks before the beginning of the internship semester; so, please plan ahead.
  3. After submitting the application form and letter of recommendation, the student must contact Dr. Harms to set up a meeting to discuss the potential placement.
  4. After the student has been approved by the Department for placement, and they have been accepted by the respective agency, the undergraduate student must register for CJA 4300.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Joshua Harms at or 615-494-7751.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 238
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Department Main Office:
Academic Classroom Building 230