Vermont State Police Internship Program

Beginning in May 2017, the Vermont State Police is implementing a new internship program, designed to provide a learning experience for college students interested in the police profession.   This program allows the Vermont State Police and the student to benefit from the shared experience.  The internship is a selective educational opportunity that will provide a positive learning environment for interested college students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university, and to experience the various aspects and responsibilities of law enforcement while completing their studies.  Students will learn about the Vermont State Police, our mission, special assignments, and various job functions.

THE WINDOW FOR SUBMITTING SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 22nd - NOVEMBER 3rd.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BEFORE OR AFTER THESE DATES MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A SPRING 2018 INTERNSHIP.

Applicant Requirements

A. Must be at least 18 years of age;
B. Enrolled as a junior or senior at an accredited college or university;
C. If enrolled in a two year program, must be in their final year of study;
D. Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA;
E. Recommendation by a faculty advisor;
F. Interested in a career in law enforcement;
G. Able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week;
H. Clear a criminal history check and background investigation;
I. Have a valid driver’s license;
J. Complete the application process.

Application Process

The applicant must complete and provide the following forms to the Intern Program Coordinator:

1. Application packet
2. Letter of referral from a school official
3. Resume
4. Cover letter
5. Official school transcript

Internship Program Completion

Upon completing the internship program requirements, the Vermont State Police will provide a narrative report outlining what the intern has accomplished during the program and summarize the overall experience. The activities the intern took part in will be detailed in the report, and an overall assessment of the intern’s time with the program will be provided. The site supervisor will coordinate with the college or university to ensure this narrative meets their requirements.

To Apply

If you would like to apply or have more questions about the Vermont State Police Internship Program, please email the program coordinator, Sergeant Stephanie Shaw.  Applicant packets will be emailed upon request, and Sergeant Shaw can provide more information about the program.

 

Internship Program Coordinator

The Vermont State Police Internship Program is coordinated by Sergeant Stephanie Shaw.  She can be reached through our Office of Professional Development.

Sergeant Stephanie Shaw
Office of Professional Development
317 Academy Road - West Cottage
Pittsford, VT 05763
Telephone - 802-483-2606

Contact Information

Vermont State Police HeadquartersVSP Seal
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
M - F / 8am - 4pm
Telephone - 802-241-5260

Please call your nearest VSP Barrack outside of normal business hours.

 

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