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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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College Internships


November 30: 2017: At this time, the Portland Police Bureau does not have any open internships.





General Internship Information:

Applications Accepted: Only for specific posted internships during the open dates

Qualifications: Unless otherwise noted on the position announcement, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled as a college student, and must be able to pass a criminal history background check.

How to apply: The Police Bureau does not maintain a standing applicant pool for internships. When an internship opportunity is posted, applicants must provide the following:

    1. Resume and cover letter with contact information and area of study
    2. Desired dates of the internship
    3. Additional information required in the posting

Most internship positions are clerical and assist with the Division where they are assigned. Interns might also ride with a police officer on duty in a patrol car once or twice during the internship if appropriate.

Applicants must complete a criminal background check (including fingerprints) prior to beginning work. Depending on the nature of the work, a background check can take 1-3 months to complete.

Contact: Jennie Alexander, Police Personnel Division,