The Los Angeles Police Department has developed unpaid internship programs with many of the local universities and colleges such as:
Students from these universities who are enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program may perform a one- or two-term internship at Community Police Stations, learning about administrative functions and basic detective techniques. In most cases they work in the Detective Division and spend time in the following units: Robbery, CAPS (Crimes Against Persons), MAC (Major Assault Crimes), Juvenile, Autos, and Burglary.
This program has been a positive experience for the students as well as the detective personnel who have had the opportunity to work with them. For more information about internship programs, contact the Department’s Volunteer – Internship Coordinator. You can e-mail your request to LAPDvolunteers@lapd.online at 213-486-6000.