Police Internships

Police Internships

MPD is not offering internships at this time.

From time to time, MPD offers Student Internships for currently enrolled students. The purpose of the internship program is to allow students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in law enforcement and public safety services and further explore careers in the field.

MPD offers both paid and unpaid internships. If paid, interns are compensated for hours worked in accordance with the City of Minneapolis intern salary schedule. Unpaid interns receive no compensation from the City of Minneapolis. Paid or unpaid internships with the MPD may not exceed one year.

To be considered for an internship in MPD, you should:

  1. Submit a request in writing (email is acceptable) to MPD Human Resources.
  2. In your request, state the specific areas in which you might be interested (i.e. Narcotics, Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations Division, Community Response Team, etc.).
  3. In your request, indicate whether you are seeking a paid or unpaid internship or if you would accept either.
  4. Be willing to submit to a comprehensive background investigation. All MPD employees – including interns (paid and unpaid) – must pass a background investigation prior to working. This can take up to 2 months.

MPD Human Resources will forward the request with the pertinent information from applicants to the appropriate MPD commanders. If interested, commanders will contact candidates directly for further information or an interview.