The Fargo Police Department Police Department Internship program exposes, educates, and involves students in day to day police operations. The internship program fosters student’s interest in a law enforcement career and builds a mutual understanding between the student population and the police department. The students will acquire an understanding of law enforcement functions within their community, whether or not the student decides to enter the profession of law enforcement. The program strives to instill values in the student such as law abiding habits, attitudes, and practices as a contributing citizen of the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Fargo Police Department internship Program is a flexible program that operates from June 4, 2018 through August 17, 2018. Interns will participate in community activities, complete numerous ride-alongs, and conduct job shadows in various units in the department such as Investigations, Narcotics, Intel, Records, Property, Quartermaster, Training, Community Trust and Cultural Liaison Officers, Dispatch and Crime Prevention. Prior to the internship completion, interns will be required to complete a reflection paper which describes, in detail, their internship experience. Interns will keep a daily journal of activities that shall be turned in weekly to aid in the evaluation process and with their reflection paper.
Internship Minimum Requirements
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
- If enrolled in a four year program, must be at a junior or senior level.
- If enrolled in a two year program, must be in the final year.
- Must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.
Applicants must have their application submitted and received by the Fargo Police Department by the closing date posted or they will not be considered. Those applicants who are chosen for an oral interview will be notified via mail. Applicants who receive a conditional internship offer must successfully pass a criminal history check and drug test.
Applicants must submit a copy of their post-secondary education transcripts, a letter of recommendation from their academic adviser, and a one to two page essay describing why they are interested in an internship with the Fargo Police Department and what they think is the most pressing issue in law enforcement.
The application for the 2018 Summer Internship is closed as of May 11, 2018.