Collegiate Internship Program Questions

Why should I choose an internship with MPD?
Collegiate Interns with MPD receive excellent hands on training and experience.  Supervisors at MPD are invested in each student's professional develop...
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Is the MPD Collegiate Internship Program paid?
No, the internship is not paid, but you gain valuable professional experiences.
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Can I receive credit for completing the MPD Collegiate Internship Program?
Many past interns have received academic credit for completing the internship. All arrangements must be made through your academic institution, and the MPD ...
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Is a car required for this internship?
Certain intern placements are only accessible by car. However, many of our interns do not have cars and are able to utilize the Metro system. Whether you ha...
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Do I have to be a Washington, DC resident to participate in the internship?
Residency is not required, students from around the country relocate to the DC area for a semester or the summer to participate in the internship program. I...
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What kind of work will I do as an intern with the MPD?
Each assignment comes with different tasks and responsibilities. Visit the Collegiate Intern and Citizen Volunteer Placement page to view the many options.
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I want to be a police officer when I graduate from school. Will I be able to participate in ride-alongs as part of my internship?
Absolutely, interns are encouraged to participate in ride-alongs to gain first-hand policing experience. These ride-alongs count as hours worked. Interns wi...
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I don’t know what I want to do for a career. Will this internship help me make a decision?
In addition to daily intern duties, intern supervisors are often happy to accommodate each intern’s interests and expose them to a variety of units wi...
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I want to wear a uniform and gain hands-on law enforcement experience. Is this the right internship for me?
It is important to note that interns assist members of the department and do not perform law-enforcement duties. Certain placements are more hands-on tha...
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Will I be offered full-time employment with the MPD at the conclusion of my internship?
Completion of the internship does not guarantee full time employment; any person who wants to be employed by the MPD must complete the full hiring process. ...
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