Internship Program

The College Student Internship provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work, as well as potential course credit if approved by the college or university. The internship is an unpaid, non-sworn positions. Students can gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for the future positions in law enforcement.

Specific area where interns may be assigned include the Dispatch Center, Patrol Division, Records Department, Traffic Bureau, Detective Bureau, Court Function, and Administration. Ride-alongs shall expose interns to aspects of the department and its operations. Project assignments may include surveys, data entry, research projects, social media development and assistance. The intern assignments will vary and are designed to allow students to experience operations within a law enforcement agency and meet the needs of the Warren Township Police Department. Interns must be detail oriented, organized, complete projects within set timelines and under minimal supervision. Interns should be proficient in Microsoft Office, research methods, and technical writing.

The intern will be supervised by the services Sergeant, who will organize assignments and tasks to be completed by the intern. Oversight of various tasks assigned to the intern may be delegated to other sworn or civilian police department personnel.

Qualification and Selection Guidelines

1. Age 18 or above.
2. US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
3. Currently enrolled in an accredited College or University, and in good standing.
4. Minimum Internship of twenty hours.
5. Health Insurance Coverage.
6. Sign an Authorization for the Release of Information Form.
7. Sign a Confidentiality Agreement.
8. Background Investigation.
9. Drug Screening.
10. Approval by the Chief of Police.

For More Information about the Internship program, please contact Sgt. Matthew Saum at 908-753-1000 x325 or [email protected].

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