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The San Diego Police Department offers internships to college students on an ongoing basis. Benefits of an internship include college credit for work experience and training (paid positions are available on a limited basis), and the satisfaction in giving back to the community. Interns help the Department carry out many vital and support functions and also help develop closer links to the communities of San Diego.

Interns are usually assigned to a specific division or unit in the Department based on their interests and the amount of work available. They do a variety of jobs including:

  • Data entry
  • Crime scene diagrams
  • Computer programming
  • Assisting in investigations
  • Geographic Information System work

Interns are asked to work a set number of hours per week based on the requirements of their class. Hours are flexible, enabling students to put in their hours around their class schedule.

Internship Application Process

Contact Police Personnel at (619) 531-2126 to get an Internship Application.

Hiring Process

The hiring process includes the following:

  • Internship Application
  • Cover letter indicating your areas of interest
  • Interview
  • Background check
  • Fingerprinting
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