The Saint Paul Police Department Internship program is unpaid and usually scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM.
To be considered for an internship with the Saint Paul Police Department, you should complete the following:
- Submit a request in writing to the Chief’s Office stating your interest with the Saint Paul Police Department to, SPPD 367 Grove Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101.
- Submit a letter to the Community Services Unit 367 Grove St, Saint Paul, MN 55101 from your school Advisor or Department Head stating that you are required to complete an internship for school credits. This letter should be written on letter head paper from your college and state how many hours are required to complete your internship.
- Be willing to submit to a background investigation. This process may take up to 3 months. Note* All students should apply 3-4 months prior to the desired start date.
- The Community Services Unit will call you to schedule an interview if you meet the criteria.
Once your background has been approved, you may be able to work the following areas; ACOP, Auto Theft, Crime Prevention, Family/Sexual Violence, Fraud and Forgery, Gangs, Investigations, Training, Homicide, Narcotics, SIU, VICE, etc.
We have a limited amount of space so your acceptance will be based on qualifications and when you turn in your application. Please note that the maximum time allowed to complete your internship is 12 weeks
(approximately 480 hours, full time).
If you have any questions, please call Officer Laura Syring at the Saint Paul Police, Community Services Unit.