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​NEW! Int​​​er​​nship P​​​​rogram

The Ann Arbor Police Department Student Internship Program is designed to provide a positive learning environment where interested college students can experience the various aspects and responsibilities of a progressive law enforcement agency.  Interns c​​​an be assigned to operational, administrative and support functions within the Ann Arbor Police Department.  ​ If you have questions, or to express interest in the internship program, contact Lt. Dunlap at [email protected].​

What are interns expe​​​cted to do? ​

  • ​Interact with the public in a professional manner. This will include tasks such as taking phone calls, assisting officers in their interactions with the public, witnesses and suspects, and attending community events.   
  • ​​​Assist with administrative duties to include community projects through the Community Engagement Unit and the Training Unit, recruiting AAPD employees, coordinating citizen volunteer groups, web page design, social media development, and taking an​ active role in planning community events.  
  • Gain experience with various sections in AAPD to include Investigations, Patrol Operations and Traffic Services including ride-a-longs, case research, statistical analysis of crimes and crime patterns, traffic safety activities, and public outreach events.   

  • Optional: A project ​may be assigned for the duration of the internship based upon department needs. ​

How do​ I q​uali​​fy to become an intern?  ​

  • The student must be enrolled in an accredited university or college

  • The student must be currently enrolled, through their respective college or university, in an internship or independent study

  • The student must have a 2.5 or higher-grade point average based on a 4.0 scale

  • Be at least 18 years of age

What are we looking for i​​n an ​intern? 

  • ​Good communication skills .
  • Ability to work and manage multiple assignments .
  • Experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint .
  • Previous work in a Windows domain network environment.  

Physical requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

  • Move and lift light objects less than 20 lbs. such as mail, files, and supplies.

  • Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.​​​​