Purpose of the Internship: The NCSU PD internship exposes interns to the inner workings of a university police department. During the internship the student will see many aspects of the criminal justice system which will help him/her better understand the complexities of the law enforcement profession. During the course of the internship, the student will rotate to various units within the department including; Patrol, Community Engagement, Dispatch, Evidence & Property, and Criminal investigation Division (CID)
Internship Available: Fall and spring semester
Deadlines: Submit applications at least 3 months in advance of the start of the Semester of interest.
Note: No more than 2 internships are available for each session.
Internship Description: (Unpaid)
Interns will observe and may be asked to assist in various departments & units throughout their internship:
- Patrol: the intern will observe police operations and how NCSU PD officers respond to calls for service.
- Community Engagement: The intern will assist the community engagement officers with preparing informational brochures, assist at new student orientation and business fairs, as well as other duties.
- Dispatch: The intern will observe the operations for the Communications Center.
- Investigations: The intern will observe the duties and responsibilities of a detective. The intern may accompany the detectives to court, the district attorney’s office and during other situations deemed appropriate.
- Evidence: The intern will observe evidence packaging, storage, handling, and cataloging in accordance with department policies and state laws.
- Crime Analyst/Clery: The intern will work with the NCSU PD’s crime analyst and Clery reporting professional to see how the analyst researches information, gathers and prepares crime bulletins and crime reports in compliance with federal guidelines and regulations.
IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of the internship and type of work, the intern may be subject to dangerous conditions and may see private materials. Confidentiality is mandatory. Photos are prohibited during internship hours. Precautions will be taken to help ensure the safety and security of the intern. Interns must follow directions of police officers & Detectives without question. Interns must be willing to work in extreme weather conditions, especially while assigned to a patrol assignment.
Steps in the Selection Process:
- Submit a professional resume and cover letter to the NCSU PD Internship Coordinators at Crimeprevention@ncsu.edu or call (919) 515-5963.
- The Internship Coordinator will review your documents, and you will be contacted if you are offered an internship position. PLEASE NOTE: not all intern applicants will be offered an internship position.
- After the background check is completed you will be contacted by the Internship Coordinator to indicate if you are accepted into the program or not.
- If you are offered the internship, you will be required to complete a background investigation and fingerprinting. ALL applicants must submit to a background investigation.
- When you have successfully passed the background investigation phase, you will be notified by the Internship Coordinator when you will start and where you will be assigned. Any additional paperwork needs to be completed for acceptance into the program.