Criminal Justice Internships

 

There are a wide variety of law enforcement and criminal justice internships available through local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Many are designed for college students studying criminal justice or law enforcement. Colleges are often a source for arranging internships. Three steps to take in locating an internship include; *

  • Check with your college to find out if they work with internship programs
  • View the listings of internships contained on our directory
  • Contact any agency that is of interest to you and ask if they have internships

What are the benefits of an internship?

The selection process for an internship is competitive. Therefore, being selected is an accomplishment. It is an opportunity to get work experience with an actual law enforcement agency. Also, the skills and knowledge which you will develop can be a beneficial attribute when competing for criminal justice job openings. Lastly, it shows a true commitment to a career in law enforcement.

 

What types of internships are available?

The type of internship will be dependant upon the type of agency. If the agency does a significant amount of criminal intelligence, than most likely interns with that agency will also be involved with criminal intelligence. Interns will not carry firearms, make arrests, or be involved in potentially dangerous situations. Interns generally work in support roles for the law enforcement mission.

 

What if my internship is in another city?

Generally, travel expenses, housing and meals are the responsibility of the intern. There may be situations where the host agency provides some type of assistance. However, absent of knowing that, the applicant should plan on covering all costs associated with the internship.

 

Featured Internship Programs

St. Louis County Police Department Internship Program

Choosing where to intern is an important decision for career building. Aside from completing your academic requirement, you should be able to maximize your internship to develop the skills in the field you want to pursue. Interning will help you understand the realities of your field of interest and determine if this is the right path for you.   - Learn More

 

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Latent Print Development Internship Program

The internship program which has been around for over 15 years and has great success in helping interns getting employment with law enforcement agencies with the crime scene work they are pursuing. Internships are not only beneficial to the student, but also prove valuable to the hiring agencies. In today's competitive workforce, finding a job without experience can be a real challenge and internship is a good way to boost employability. - Learn More

 

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Firearms Unit Internship Program

Professionals with hard science degrees such as physics and chemistry are needed to collect, preserve and analyze samples of physical evidence significant to criminal investigations. To succeed in this highly competitive profession, students take advantage of internships or volunteer positions by gaining the real world experience on scientific investigative skills. . - Learn More

 

Normal Police Department Student Internship Program

Normal Police Department Student Internship

We are privileged enough to get more information from Lieutenant M. Paul Smith on the types of internship and the types of work and experiences an internship will entail at the Normal Police Department to help provide direction on jump starting to completing your internship. - Learn More

 

 

Fresno Police Department Volunteer Program

Fresno Police Department Internships

 

The Fresno Police Department places a strong value to community partnerships by offering variety of volunteer opportunities. Each volunteer program has its own membership and training requirements, different areas of responsibility and respective coordinators. - Learn More

 

 

 

The following Law Enforcement Agencies
offer Internship Programs

 

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF/internships

 

Bureau of Prisons

http://www.bop.gov/jobs/students/index.jsp

 

Central Intelligence Agency

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/index.html

 

CIA National Clandestine Service

http://www.campusgov.com/full_jobs/7270309/CIA/Student_Internship_Opportunities_at_the_National_Clandestine_Service.html

 

Department of Justice

Department of Justice — Director’s Internship Program, various locations

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation Honors Internship Program

http://www.fbijobs.gov/231.asp

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation — National Security Internship, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) (PDF)

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Bureau of Prisons — Summer Employment, Washington, D.C. and possibly various locations

 

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

http://www.fletc.gov/student-information/college-intern-program/

 

United States Treasury Agencies

http://www.treasury.gov/careers/Pages/pathways-programs.aspx

 

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Delaware State Police

http://dsp.delaware.gov/recruiting/internship.shtml

 

Illinois State Police - IL

http://www.isp.state.il.us/media/docdetails.cfm?DocID=611

 

New York State Police

http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/Employment/Internships/

 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Internship Program

http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/Index2.cfm?a=000003,000014,001976

 

University of California Irvine Police Department

http://www.police.uci.edu/about/jobs/internships.html

 

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Local Law Enforcement Agencies

 

Arizona

Chandler Police Department - AZ

http://chandlerpd.com/stats/internship/

 

California

Concord Police Department - CA

http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/police/joinin/intern.htm

 

Hollywood Police Department - CA

http://www.hollywoodpolice.org/special_units/college_intern_program.htm

 

Long Beach Police Department - CA

http://www.longbeach.gov/police/about/administration_bureau_chief/aboutcommrelations/volunteer/internships.asp

 

Los Angeles Police Department - CA

http://www.lapdonline.org/search_results/content_basic_view/7711

 

Sacramento Police Department - CA

http://www.cityofsacramento.org/volunteers/internships.html

 

San Diego Police Department - CA

http://www.sandiego.gov/police/recruiting/join/internships.shtml

 

San Francisco Police Department - CA

http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=1658

 

Santa Clara Police Department - CA

http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=1622&recordid=154

 

Colorado

Boulder Police Department - CO

http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2937&Itemid=933

 

Fort Collins Police Department - CO

http://www.ci.fort-collins.co.us/police/internships.php

 

Connecticut

Hamden Police Department - CT

http://www.hamden.com/content/219/228/259/2163/default.aspx

 

Delaware

Delaware State Police - DE

http://dsp.delaware.gov/recruiting/internship.shtml

 

Florida

Hollywood Police Department - FL

http://www.hollywoodpolice.org/special_units/college_intern_program.htm

 

Miami-Dade Police Department - FL

http://www.mdpdtraining.com/intern.htm

 

Georgia

Marietta Police Department - GA

http://www.mariettaga.gov/departments/emergency/police/internship.aspx

 

Warner Robins Police Department - GA

http://www.wrpolice.org/internship.htm

 

Idaho

Idaho State Police - ID

http://www.isp.idaho.gov/hr/InternshipswithISP.htm

 

Illinois

Chicago Crime Commission - IL

https://www.chicagocrimecommission.org/Internships.aspx

 

Decatur Police Department - IL

http://www.ci.decatur.il.us/police/internships.html

 

Peoria Police Department - IL

http://www.ci.peoria.il.us/college-internship-program

 

Indiana

Carmel Police Department - IN

http://www.ci.carmel.in.us/CPD/police_internship.htm

 

Indianapolis Police Department - IN

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/IMPD/Employment/Pages/Internships.aspx

 

Iowa

Ames Police Department - IA

http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=456

 

Maryland

Baltimore County Police Department - MD

http://www.mymcpnews.com/resources/how-to/volunteerintern/

 

 

Montgomery County Department of Police - MD

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/pol/personnel/internships.asp

 

Massachusetts

Fall River Police Department - MA

http://www.frpd.org/internships.html

 

North Reading Police Department - MA

http://www.nrpd.org/SiteAssets/SitePages/Internships/NRPD%20Internship%20Application.pdf

 

Portland Police Department - MA

http://www.portland-police.com/internship.asp

 

Minnesota

Minneapolis Police Department - MN

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/recruiting/intern.asp

 

Missouri

St. Louis Police Department - MO

http://ww5.stlouisco.com/police/careers/desc_intern.pdf

 

Nebraska

Lincoln Police Department - NE

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/intern.htm

 

Omaha Police Department - NE

http://www.opd.ci.omaha.ne.us/employment/student-internships

 

New Jersey

Mahwah Police Department - NJ

http://www.mahwahpd.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=65&TPID=7128

 

New York

Rochester Police Department - NY

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936058

 

North Carolina

Greensboro Police Department – NC

http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Police/careers/internship.htm

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department - NC

http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/organization/Administrative/PoliceTrainingAcademy/Pages/Internships.aspx

 

Greensboro Police Department - NC

http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1889

 

Statesville Police Department - NC

http://ci.statesville.nc.us/Departments/PoliceDepartment/Internships/tabid/231/Default.aspx

 

Oregon

Portland Police Bureau - OR

http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=41085&a=104265

 

Rhode Island

Westerly Police Department - RI

http://www.westerlypolice.org/Internship/index.php

 

South Dakota

Rapid City Police Department - SD

http://www.rcgov.org/Police/internships.html

 

Tennessee

Clarksville Police Department - TN

http://www.clarksvillepd.org/volunteer.aspx

 

Texas

Austin Police Department -TX

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/police/recruiting/intern.htm

 

Houston Police Department - TX

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/vip_intern.htm

 

San Antonio Park Police - TX

http://www.sanantonio.gov/sapar/parkpoliceintern.asp?res=1024&ver=true

 

Utah

Salt Lake City Police Department - UT

http://www.slcpd.com/intern/default.html

 

Virginia

Alexandria Police Department - VA

http://alexandriava.gov/police/info/default.aspx?id=9470

 

Fairfax County Police Department - VA

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hr/interns.htm

 

James City County Police Department - VA

http://www.jccegov.com/police/police-Internship.html

 

Washington

Lakewood Police Department - WA

http://police.cityoflakewood.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=46

 

Washington, DC

George Washington University Police Department – Washington, D.C.

http://gwired.gwu.edu/upd/Employment/StudentEmployment/Internships/

 

Metropolitan Police Department - DC

http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/lib/mpdc/about/employ/pdf/MPD_Intern_Catalog.pdf

 

Wisconsin

Oshkosh Police Department - WI

http://www.oshkoshpd.com/community_programs/internships.asp

 

 

If your agency has an Internship Program and you would like to be added to this list

please email us at internships@golawenforcement.com