Student Internship Program
The Pratt Police Department Student Internship Program is an internship offering U.S. citizen students interested in law enforcement careers a chance to witness and participate in the formation and implementation of law enforcement services, working closely with officers and staff of the department. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience in a law enforcement setting and insight into the substance and daily operations of the department.
Participants will work between 8-16 hours per week; there will be significant flexibility in working these hours not to affect the interns' academic pursuits, as approved by the Asst. Chief of Police. Participants chosen shall be awarded a stipend of $12.00 per hour in exchange for their work. The program is to be offered for 12-15 weeks (summer, spring, and fall).
Minimum qualifications: No previous experience necessary; a U.S. citizen, at least 19 years of age; enrolled in an accredited college or university in classes relating the criminal justice. In addition, participants must be able to pass a criminal background check with no felony or significant misdemeanor convictions; Participants must be able to communicate proficiently, pass a drug screen; and possess basic computer skills.
Interested students should apply by submitting an application available through the department’s website www.prattpolicedepartment.org/employment/, to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com along with a resume and short essay on “why should the Pratt Police Department select you”; verification of current enrollment (produced at the time of application); and a letter of recommendation from college official.