Police Internship Program

The SFPD offers unpaid internships. Are you a college student? Explore your career options within law enforcement. Orientation for this program takes place three times a year:

  • June (for summer term)
  • August ( for Fall semester)
  • February (for Spring Semester)
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You will be notified of the time and place for orientation after your application packet is reviewed.
To be considered, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled in a college level program
  • Pass a background check
  • Be available to work a minimum of 12 hours per week
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 or older at the time of application.
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending an accredited college or university. With a minimum course load of 12 semesters units (18 quarter units) and a minimum 2.0 GPA. A copy of current course registration and/or grade report must be submitted with application.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Must be a citizen by the time of appointment.
  • Must have a driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must not have a felony conviction or convictions that prohibit ownership, possession, or control of a firearm.
  • Must work a minimum of 12 hours a week.
  • Will try to arrange college credit through your college for your time.
  • You will be placed in the unit with SFPD that you are interested in. (based on openings and qualifications)
Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to:
Susan Boucher
Staff Services
1245 3rd Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, Ca 94158

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