The Long Beach Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice of California State University, Long Beach, is offering a limited number of internships during the fall and spring semesters. This non-paying internship is open to college level students who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement and who must complete an internship as part of their academic requirements.

The structural or procedural guidelines for this internship program are based on each student intern's area of interest and their expectations of the Long Beach Police Department. As an intern, the student will be exposed to many different aspects of the department. Intern duties and responsibilities will vary from student to student, and may include some clerical duties and other specified areas of interest and needs of the department. In addition, we will ascertain what type of skills and abilities the student has to offer in order to utilize them in a manner that benefits them as well as the Department. The Internship Program is a great opportunity for students who wish to gain "hands on" experience before entering the competitive world of law enforcement.

Students wishing to apply must be a senior, at least 20 years old, and supply a copy of resume. Interns will be required to work 10-20 hours a week and must complete a total of 160 hours in 16 weeks, to satisfy the internship requirements. Most important of all, students must agree to a criminal history record check. Each student must have a clear record in order to be eligible. Failure to comply with this requirement will be reason for no acceptance. Consideration is given on a first come, first served basis, with the Long Beach residents receiving preference.

We are no longer accepting applications for Spring internships.
We will be accepting Summer applications in January 2015.

For additional information, please call the LBPD Volunteer Office at (562) 570-5299.