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:
- Resume and cover letter with contact information and area of study
- Desired dates of the internship
- 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, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.