The VCU Police Department embraces Virginia Commonwealth University’s dedication to the growth and development of our students by offering internship opportunities to undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the VCUPD Internship program is to facilitate a greater understanding of the law enforcement community. Interns will be exposed to a broader educational experience with practical and hands-on law enforcement activities. In addition, we hope to encourage each college intern to consider future employment with our agency. The internship program provides a professional environment by which students can gain meaningful work experience as they prepare for their intended careers. Interns will be exposed to a broader educational experience with practical and hands-on law enforcement activities.
VCU Police Department Interns work under the direction of a designated VCUPD department leader performing specific and general job duties. No monetary compensation is offered, however, credit hours may be available with approval from the chair of an academic department. Work hours will be provided by the intern to the Internship Coordinator after an offer has been extended from the department.
Prospective undergraduate interns will be required to:
- successfully complete a background investigation, which includes fingerprints, criminal records check, and background interview.
- Intern applicants must be in their junior or senior year of academic study. It is preferred that their major be in the field of Criminal Justice or Public Administration. Other majors are acceptable if the candidate has demonstrated a commitment to a law enforcement career.
Due to budgetary constraints, no salary or stipend is available. Interested applicants are asked to review the Program Guidelines and submit a completed application with supporting documentation to the department's Internship Coordinator, Conrad Simms via e-mail email@example.com or submitted in person, by appointment.