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Intern Eligibility

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Students participating in the MPD Collegiate Internship Program must be bona fide students at accredited colleges or universities.  Students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year with a minimum of 36 credits.  Graduate students must have completed at least the first year of graduate school as determined by the total number of credit hours completed.  Students must be a United States citizens or naturalized citizens.  In some instances, foreign students will be considered, provided they are here on appropriate student visas.


  • Bona fide student at a college or university
  • Class standing of Sophomore, Junior, or Senior by credit hours (minimum of 36 credits)
  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen
  • Must sign confidentiality agreement
  • Must pass criminal history check and fingerprints (no felony or serious misdemeanor arrests)

Note: The background investigation for interns is equal to the investigation for Police Officer applicants. The investigation will include a criminal history check and applicants will be required to submit fingerprints.