IACP Student Internship Program



Are you interested in supporting the world's law enforcement leaders?  If so, the IACP's Student Internship Program hires a select number of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in supporting IACP’s vision of Serving the Leaders of Today and Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow.  Interns support the IACP through advocacy, programs, research, and training, while simultaneously gaining professional work experience and first-hand involvement with products and services that support the law enforcement community. IACP interns have come from diverse backgrounds including experience in criminal justice, social media, journalism, marketing, communications, social work, psychology, and more.

Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with a local law enforcement agency; take an educational field trip to selected justice and law enforcement organizations (such as Alexandria Police Department, ATF, FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy); interact with local police officers and federal law enforcement agents through IACP's Visiting Fellowship Program; and participate in professional development opportunities, conferences, and meetings as they arise.

Program Dates Application Deadline 
  Spring 2018      January 22 – April 13
   Sunday, November 26, 2017 
  Summer 2018   May 21 – August 10   
   Sunday, April 8, 2018   
  Fall 2018           August 27 – November 16      
   Sunday, July 15, 2018
  Spring 2019      January 14 – April 5    Sunday, November 18, 2018
  Summer 2019   May 20 – August 9    Sunday, April 7, 2019

Additional Details:
•     Program terms are 12 weeks in length
•     Paid internship at $14.00/hour
•     Flexible work schedule up to 40 hours per week (based on programmatic needs and direct supervisor approval)
•     Internship can be completed for academic credit
•     Housing, transportation, reserved parking, and other related benefits are not provided
•     IACP Headquarters is located at 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
•     A free shuttle bus services Canal Center Plaza and the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Blue/Yellow line

Qualifications & Eligibility:
•     Currently enrolled baccalaureate or graduate level students, or recent graduates within the past six months
•     Minimum 3.0 grade point average
•     Strong writing and interpersonal skills
•     Creative thinking and ability to communicate ideas and opinions
•     Excellent computer skills
•     Ability to work independently and part of a team
•     Flexibility and ability to multi-task

Additional Requirements for International Students:
•     Enrolled at an accredited university in the United States
•     Possess F-1 visa showing Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is authorized
•     Application must be submitted in English

How to Apply:
Submit the following five application documents by the deadline to be considered.
•     Cover Letter (indicate the semester you are applying for)
•     Resume
•     Academic Transcript (can be unofficial)
•     Writing Sample
•     Letter of Recommendation

By e-mail: internprogram@theiacp.org.  Documents combined into a single PDF preferred.

By mail:      Internship Coordinator
International Association of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia  22314

For more information contact internprogram@theiacp.org or call 1-800-843-4227 ext. 851