Be a Police Intern
We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester. The deadline has passed.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester.
The Fall semester application deadline is June 1, 2020.
The Fall 2020 semester will be from August 24, 2020, through December 11, 2020.
The program is full-time (40 hours each week).
Internships are open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Selected students will be on a rotation, partnering with police officers, detectives, crime scene investigators, sheriff's deputies, and core civilian staff in the performance of their daily duties and assignments. Interns will have an opportunity to do real police work with the best equipment and technology the field has to offer in a major metropolitan environment.
The internships provide a diverse and unique experience that helps lay the foundation for numerous criminal justice careers.
Some of the entities interns are assigned to include:
- Special Patrol Bureau (Aviation, Marine Patrol, K-9, Motorcycle Unit, Bomb Squad, Special Response Team, Special Events)
- Central Records Bureau
- Communications Bureau (Police Call Center, Police Dispatchers)
- Public Information & Education Bureau (Media, Community Services)
- Warrants Bureau
- Governmental Services Bureau
- Forensic Services Bureau
- Homicide Bureau
- Robbery Bureau
- Special Victims Bureau
- Uniform Patrol (North and South Districts)
The Student Internship Program is a non-paid internship, though students may be able to receive college credit through their institution.
The internships are 16 weeks during the fall and spring terms, and 12 weeks during the summer. Each week, selected interns must work with MDPD Monday through Friday, eight hours a day, 40 hours a week. Daily schedules vary and could be either a day shift or an afternoon shift. All interns are responsible for their own food and housing.
Undergraduate applicants must be either a junior or senior at a fully accredited college or university. Students who have already graduated from school are not eligible to attend.
For more information, call Sergeant Martha Melcon or send an email.