The Lincoln Police Department employs interns during spring, summer and fall semesters. We average 4-6 interns each semester but this number depends on the needs of particular units within the department. The Lincoln Police Department accepts interns from any accredited institution. Complete an Internship Application.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Acceptable criminal history
  • Good references
  • Internship must be for college credit

Potential openings include:

  • Records Unit
  • Family Crimes Unit
  • Education & Personnel
  • Crime Prevention
  • Mental Health Liaison
  • Crime Analysis
  • Management Services
  • Victim Assistance
  • ID/Fingerprinting


Internships have proven to be an excellent experience for students as well as a great introduction to law enforcement at the Lincoln Police Department. It is the perfect stepping stone for students interested in becoming a police officer.

For additional information, contact the Resource Coordinator in the Education and Personnel Unit at (402) 441-6518.