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Police Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Raleigh Police Department College Internship Program. RPD offers college seniors and graduate students an opportunity to work alongside sworn and civilian professionals to gain experience and knowledge about our 21st Century progressive law enforcement agency.

All internships are UNPAID and must meet an academic requirement.


RPD Hosts Three Internship Semesters:

  1. Spring - January to April
  2. Summer - May to August
  3. Fall - August to December


RPD Offers Two Internship Programs:

  1. Overview Program (90-120 hours) - provides a general orientation to policing and to the Raleigh Police Department.
  2. Specialized Program (hours vary, usually 140 - 400+ hours per semester) - graduate or advanced undergraduate students are assigned to a specific unit.


Requirements:

Prior to receiving an application packet, interested applicant's academic advisor sends a letter of recommendation on college letterhead to confirm the following:

  • The applicant is currently enrolled at the college or university in at least a bachelor's program
  • The applicant's Major; he/she is a senior; the internship is an academic requirement
  • The requested semester and total number of hours required
  • The desired program; desired area of focus if required hours exceed 400

Email the letter to:
Sergeant James Dunn at: James.Dunn@raleighnc.gov
or Dale Montague at: Dale.Montague@raleighnc.gov

Once the letter is received, the Internship package and application instructions will be emailed to the applicant.

A background investigation will be conducted on all approved applicants. After completion of the background and if approved, you will be scheduled for a drug screening and scheduled for internship hours.


For More Information Contact:
Sergeant James E. Dunn
Police Personnel Sergeant
Internship Coordinator
919-996-1283
James.Dunn@raleighnc.gov

Senior Detective (Retired)
Dale T. Montague
Internship Coordinator Assistant
919-996-1605
Dale.Montague@raleighnc.gov