The Police Foundation is national non-profit non-partisan organization that consistent with its commitment to improve policing, and has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for over 40 years. The Police Foundation’s work is informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The Police Foundation conducts innovative research and provides on-the-ground technical assistance and to police, sheriff’s as well as engaging practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), local, state and federal jurisdictions as it relates to police research, policy and practice.
The Police Foundation offers two internship experiences: paid and unpaid internships. Unpaid internships are offered to students, generally, where a college or university exercises oversight over the internship program and provides educational credit for the hours spent on site during their internship experience. Paid interns receive $10.10 for the duration of their on-site internship engagement.
Interns will work on a variety of Police Foundation projects, to include quantitative and qualitative research projects and technical assistance efforts underway. Internships can be 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on the candidates’ school schedules.
Current Internship Opportunities
Download the PDF documents below to learn more and for application instructions for Internships with Police Foundation.