CO-OP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. Students interested in applying for an internship in the Forensic Science field, please click here - Division of Scientific Services Internship Application.
The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (DESPP) is looking for college students in the areas of: Criminal Justice, Accounting, Media Communications, Information Technology, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Fire Prevention and Control, Emergency Telecommunications, and other Law Enforcement areas, for research and special assignments.
The co-op internship position is non-paid, and is permitted to college students who are required to receive college credit upon completion of the internship assignment. All internship applicants are subject to a background investigation including a criminal state and federal check. Selection for internship is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
The application for internship is only a request for a possible placement; it does not guarantee placement. If selected for an internship, the student will be contacted to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted. As part of the DESPP background procedure, the fingerprint process must be completed before the start of the internship.
Internship duties will vary depending on the needs of each area. Once selected for an internship, specific details pertaining to duties/hours will be discussed between the student and the internship supervisor. Most locations are available to accommodate interns, Monday through Friday, between first shift hours. However, depending on supervisory availability, other days/hours may be permitted.
Participation in a Ride-Along may be available, for those interns who are interested. This request should be discussed with the internship supervisor, at the start of the internship.
Internship requests may be submitted three (3) – six (6) months prior to the start of the anticipated semester.
Spring Semester - Submit application no later than December 1 st
Summer Semester - Submit application no later than April 1 st
Fall Semester - Submit application no later than August 1 st
Winter Semester - Submit application no later than November 1 st