Interning with James City County Police
Are you interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement and gaining hands-on experience in a professional setting? The James City County Police Department offers an internship program in collaboration with local colleges and universities. Our program allows students to acquire practical knowledge and skills by working with experienced professionals in a supportive and dynamic environment.
To be eligible for the internship program, students must be enrolled in a college course and seeking credit for their internship. Typically, unpaid internships will be offered to students 18 years and older who seek not more than 150 hours unless special circumstances arise. Applicants must also pass a background check and meet other eligibility requirements.
During the internship, students can work alongside our law enforcement professionals in various divisions, including Operations, Support, and Administrative Services. Our interns will observe and assist with daily operations and engage in projects, gaining exposure to a broad range of law enforcement functions. Additionally, interns will receive regular guidance and feedback and participate in various training sessions.
Please note that at this time, internships are not available to high school students with dual enrollment college courses.
If you are interested in pursuing an internship with the James City County Police Department, please contact Tayleb Brooks at 757-592-5618.
Interns will complete various duties and observations to include (but not limited to):
- Public Relations
- Project Management
- Patrol ride-along
- Court proceedings
- Crime Prevention events
- Emergency Communications
- Investigations and Property
- Specialized Units and Teams
How to Apply
- Internship Application Process Guide (PDF)
- Criminal History Check (PDF)
- Internship Application Form (PDF)
- Internships will typically adhere to these timeframes and deadlines (subject to change):
- Fall (Aug-Dec): May 15 deadline
- Winter/Spring (Jan-May): October 15 deadline
- Summer (June-July): March 15 deadline
Note: Currently, only 1 intern will be accepted each semester.