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.


  • 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 Office Specialist Dawn Moore in the Education and Personnel Unit at (402) 441-7809.