Collegiate Internship Program
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is always seeking qualified individuals to consider careers in law enforcement either as sworn members or as civilian employees that support the vital mission of the agency. MPD is pleased to offer challenging and rewarding opportunities for professional development to qualified college and university students. Internships allow students to think about the transition from school to practice and to develop insights into the law enforcement profession that are rarely available in a conventional classroom setting. The MPD College Internship Program introduces students to aspects of law enforcement that enhance students’ understanding of the criminal justice system. In addition, students are introduced to the various career opportunities that await them should they decide to choose law enforcement as a career.
Students who participate in the MPD Internship Program may receive academic credit for their fieldwork in accordance with the criteria developed by their particular institution. Interns will not, however, receive monetary compensation for their participation. Interns will be closely supervised and exposed to exciting opportunities such as brown-bag luncheons with Command Staff members, ride-alongs, visits to the Metropolitan Police Academy training facilities, and opportunities to observe the Joint Operation Command Center, a state-of-the-art communication center designed to coordinate law enforcement activities among various federal and state public safety agencies.
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