Internship Placement Sites
Boca Raton Police Department
Contact: Angela Laudia
100 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
The Intelligence Analyst is critical to the planning, intelligence, and investigative activities of their assigned Law Enforcement Initiative (agency). They utilize the information gathered to conduct extensive research and inquiries that involve locating and identifying subjects, vehicles, evidence, and assets using numerous law enforcement networks and commercial databases. They establish and maintain contact with their Analyst counterparts in other intelligence organizations in order to eliminate duplication, enhance professional development, and keep abreast of current trends. In addition, the Intelligence Analyst performs research using law enforcement and commercial databases, organizing and summarizing vast amounts of data. They prepare comprehensive written reports and biographical data sheets, graphs, and charts and at times PowerPoint presentations and other visual aids. They must have the ability to perform data input regarding subjects, vehicles and telephone subscriber information into criminal databases and investigative software.
Charleston Police Department Summer and Fall 2021 Internship Program
Contact: Ofc Terry Cherry, Recruiter
180 Lockwood Blvd.|Charleston, SC 29403
Eustis Police Department
Contact: Capt. Bikhoferk
51 E. Norton Ave., Eustis, FL 32726
Hollywood Police Department
Contact: Lt. Forrest Jeffries
3250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33021
Justice and Securities, Inc.
Crime Mapping Internship
Mascotte Police Department
Interns will assist RMLO with police department records determining case file disposition, preparing each for safekeeping, electronic conversion or destruction. Work closely with evidence Sergeant assisting with evidence data entry. Internship is eligible for police department vehicle ride along.
Orlando Police Department
Contact: Sonya Robinson
1250 W. South St., Orlando, FL 32805
Orlando Police Department – Criminal Investigations (Homicide, Assault and Battery, Robbery, Property, etc.)
Interns will be assigned to any of the following units. The Crime Analysis Unit and Intelligence Unit will resume internships in the Fall 2021 term. For those interested applicants please click on the website link below, download the application and on page three where the questions reads, “What type of work do you wish to do?” indicate which of the above in the investigative realm most interests you. Upon completion of the application please email an electronic copy of the application to Sonya Robinson.
Punta Gorda Police Department
The Punta Gorda Police Department offers a great opportunity to those seeking to gain educational experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, or small government administration through our internship program. Participants in our program receive a varied and well-rounded understanding of how a law enforcement agency functions and gain valuable experience for their future careers. Our goal is to provide internship program participants with exposure to many different aspects of law enforcement including patrol, communications, criminal investigations, evidence and property, crime scene, records, staff inspections, and more.
Sanford Police Department
This internship requires the students to become volunteers with the department and a background check is completed.
UCF Police Department
Contact: Sergeant Matthew Scott
UCF Community Partnerships Office, Student Union, Room 153
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
2527 North Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island, FL 32953
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Denise Moloney
P.O. Box 10070, Brooksville, FL 32601
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: David Palmer
629 Northwest 30th Ave; P.O. Box 1987, Ocala, FL 34478
Orange County Sheriff’s Office – Civilian Police Academy Community Relations Division
Contact: Dedra Hart, Coordinator for Volunteers and Interns
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Heather Melendez
2601 E. Irlo-Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34744
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office – Community Policing
Interested students must complete application off of their website.
Contact: Betty Lambert, HR Supervisor
400 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office
Only one CJ intern per semester for the Medical Examiner’s Office. Senior status with a 2.5 GPA or better. 10 hours per week, paid internship beginning in the Fall 2014 term..
Contact: Dr. Watkins
450 E. South St., 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL 32802
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Bridgette Traewick, Human Resources
700 6th Street, Lake Park, FL 33403
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Jessica Montgomery
100 N Bush Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) – Orlando Regional Operations Center
Contact: Vivian Calcano
500 West Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Contact: Lillie McGriff
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Camping Services Internship | Group Leader
Objective: Understand behaviors of youth in various age groups and ways in which to work with these behaviors, Gain perspective on Law Enforcement from numerous agencies around the state of Florida and experience demonstrations from various departments including: K-9, SWAT, Motors, Traffic, Drug and Gang Unit, Marine and Dive Unit, and Air Unit, Learn basic camp operations including: Youth Supervision, Teaching songs and games, Leading Pow Wow, Evening routines, etc.
Description: The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Camps are particularly beneficial to students majoring in Criminal Justice. No other internship will allow Criminal Justice majors to interact with law enforcement officers from up to 15 different counties and various units within each agency. The networking aspect of this internship alone is invaluable, but in addition, interns will gain trainings in First Aid, CPR, Behavior Management, Trauma Informed Care, and Non-violent Crisis Intervention. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is a particularly valuable training for future law enforcement officers as it teaches trainees how to recognize stages of anxiety or acting out in a person and how to respond in a timely and respectful manner in order to deescalate the situation.
Contact: Melissa McAvay, Mobile Camp Director
Cell: 386-688-9577 | Office: 386-749-9999
Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations
Contact: Lt. Cynthia Campina
3659 Maguire Blvd., Suite 151, Orlando, FL 32803
Seminole State Center for Public Safety
- Observe classes and associated training exercises
- Become familiar with the curriculum used in the training academy
- Become familiar with the rules and statutes governing criminal justice training academies in Florida and the officer certification process
- Assist in reviewing completed proficiency forms for accuracy and compliance with rule
- Develop an understanding of clock hour course delivery and its relation to the Associate in Science degree
- Observe firsthand the relationships of the Criminal Justice, Firefighting and EMS disciplines in their roles of first responder
Contact: Jim Lee, Associate Dean
100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32773
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
A special agent is responsible for investigating violations of federal law related to firearms, explosives, arson and alcohol/tobacco. Investigations include surveillance, interviewing suspects/witnesses, making arrests, obtaining/executing search warrants and searching for physical evidence.
Industry operations investigator?
Industry operations investigators are the backbones of ATF. The work of an industry operations investigator involves contact
with individuals from many different levels of industry and the government. Investigations and inspections pertain to those who are regulated by ATF which include, but are not limited to, users, dealers, importers, exporters, manufacturers and wholesalers.
Contact: John Scanlon, ATF Special Agent
3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 450, Orlando, FL
Federal Bureau of Investigations – Honors Internship Program
Contact: Sara Oates, Special Agent
500 Zack St., Room 600, Tampa, FL 33602
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Human Capital Operations Division
Contact: Sonja Smith, FLETC Student Programs Coordinator
1131 Chapel Crossing Road, Townhouse 393, Glynco, GA 31524
National Institute for Justice – Internship Program
Non-paid internships. Interested parties should e-mail resumes directly to Ms. Hughes.
Office of Justice Programs
Competitive internship; Oct-Nov Application Dates for Summer internship; 10-16 weeks; GS2-GS9 Level
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) -SE Regional Office
Contact: Kimberly Dean, Associate Regional Director
390 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1943, Orlando, FL 32801
Email | Website
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Contact: Nestor Perez, Special Agent
6643 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822
Email | Website
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Brevard County)
Contact: Jackie Acosta, Special Agent
375 Commerce Parkway, Rockledge, FL 32955
Email | Website
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Students should not apply for this internship UNLESS they have 30 semester hours of science.
U.S. Marshals Service
Contact: Dr. Watkins
401 West Central Blvd., Suite 2300, Orlando, FL 32801