Internship Placement Sites

Local Internships

Altamonte Springs Police Department
Contact: Lt. David Miller, Lieutenant
225 Newburyport Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Email | Website

Boca Raton Police Department
Contact: Angela Laudia
100 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
Intelligence Analyst
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.

Contact: Dr. Watkins
2170 West S. R. 434, Suite 116, Longwood, FL 32779
Email | Application

Charleston Police Department Summer and Fall 2021 Internship Program
Contact: Ofc Terry Cherry, Recruiter
180 Lockwood Blvd.|Charleston, SC 29403

Cocoa Police Department
Contact: Margaret Turgeon, HR Coordinator
65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922
Email | Website

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

Contact: Shellie E. Solomon, Vice President
1835 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., #387 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Email | Website

Lakeland Police Department
Contact: Sgt. Bryan McNabb
219 N. Massachusette Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
Email | Website

Leon County Sheriff’s Office
2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Contact: Nakedra Williams

Longwood Police Department
Contact: Brooke Hammerly, Senior Administrative Assistant
235 W. Church Ave., Longwood, FL 32750
Email | Website

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.

Contact: Xiomexy Irizarry
529 E. Myers Blvd.
Mascotte, FL 34759
Phone: 352-429-3393
Email | Website

Ocoee Police Department
Contact: Sergeant Kurtis Beck
646 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee, FL 32761
407-905-3160 ext. 3024
Email | Website

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.

Contact: Sonya Robinson
1250 W. South St., Orlando, FL 32805
Email | Website

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.

Contact: Glen Ritta, Employee Development Coordinator
1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
941-575-5571 Direct | 941-639-4111 Main
Email | Website

Rockledge Police Department
Contact: Chris Crawford
123 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955
Email | Website

Sanford Police Department
This internship requires the students to become volunteers with the department and a background check is completed.

Contact: Officer Michael Hernandez
815 Historic Goldsboro Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771
407-688-5070, ext. 2894
Email | Website

Sebastian Police Department – Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Contact: Cindy Ackison
1201 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958
Email | Website

Titusville Police Department
Contact: Lieutenant Jeffrey King
1819 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780
Email | Website

UCF Police Department
Contact: Sergeant Matthew Scott
UCF Community Partnerships Office, Student Union, Room 153

County Internships

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

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Marry Mitchell, Recruitment and Screening
Tampa, FL 33619
Email  | Website

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: David Palmer
629 Northwest 30th Ave; P.O. Box 1987, Ocala, FL 34478

Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Debra Kerkhoff
2450 W. 33rd St., Orlando, FL 32801
Email | Website

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: Shakeya Rodriguez
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

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Emily Moore, Internship Coordinator
8700 Citizens Dr. New Port Richey, FL 34654
727-844-7791 ext. 7267
Email | Website

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Human Resources Bureau, Training Coordinator
10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778
Email | Website

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Jessica Montgomery
100 N Bush Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Christen Olko1330 Indian Lake Rd., Daytona Beach, FL 32724386-414-3663
Email | Website | Application

State Internships

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) – Orlando Regional Operations Center
Contact: Vivian Calcano
500 West Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Law Enforcement
FWC Recruiters and Locations
FWC Map of Counties and Regions

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
Internship Responsibilities:

  • 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


Federal Internships

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent
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.

Contact: Jason Medina, ATF Special Agent

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

Drug Enforcement Administration – Orlando
Contact: Lisabel Gonzalez, Agent in Charge
Email | Website

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.

Contact: Melanie Ofiesh
633 Indiana Ave., N.W. Room 866, Washington, D.C. 20531
Email | Website

Office of Justice Programs
Competitive internship; Oct-Nov Application Dates for Summer internship; 10-16 weeks; GS2-GS9 Level

Contact: Angela Gantt
810 7th Street, Room 3300, Washington, D.C. 20531
Email | Website

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
Internship Coordinator
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
(321) 403-4630
Email | Website

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Students should not apply for this internship UNLESS they have 30 semester hours of science.

Contact: Maria Manes
555 Winderley Place, Suite 200, Maitland, FL 32851
Email | Website

U.S. Marshals Service
Contact: Dr. Watkins
401 West Central Blvd., Suite 2300, Orlando, FL 32801

U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Miami Division
Contact: Blanca Alvarez, CSIP Coordinator Postal Inspector
3400 Lakeside Drive, 6th Floor, Miramar, FL 33027-3242
Email | Website

U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Orlando Division
Contact: David Keith
P.O. Box 620124, Orlando, FL 32862
Email | Website

United States Secret Service - Orlando Field office
Contact: Caroline O'Brien-Buster


Other Internships

Brevard School-Based Intervention Services
Contact: Stanley Brizz

School-Based Prevention/Brevard County
Contact: Stanley Brizz

State Probation – Seminole and Brevard
Contact: Edi DeCicco
312 W. 1st Street, Suite 605, Sanford, FL 32771