Internship Program

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office provides internships for college and university students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a structured internship program at their educational institution. The purpose of the internship program is to allow students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of law enforcement, public safety and local government.

The student will be required to sign a waiver and release with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

Please note: No financial assistance is available.

Eligibility
To be considered for an internship with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, applicants must minimally meet the following criteria:
  • You must be a junior or above at a college or university fulfilling an internship requirement in a field applicable to Criminal Justice
  • You must possess a valid driver’s license or have the proven ability to acquire one prior to starting date
  • You must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation
Program Description
The intern will:
  • Meet with a patrol Sergeant to be assigned to a schedule​
  • Have a 40 hour work week
  • Have varying hours from day shift to night shift.
  • Have the opportunity to observe several functions of the Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to: Patrol, Investigations,​ Recreational Safety, Civil Process, Communications, and Court Security
This is a summer internship only and runs from June-August and is an unpaid position. Some flexibility may be possible to accommodate class or work schedules.

Application Requirements
To apply for an internship with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, all students must minimally provide the following:
  • Cover letter outlining your career goals and why you are requesting an internship with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • Completed Scott County internship application (PDF)
  • A letter from the college official overseeing your internship verifying that this is an authorized college/university program
Students submitting incomplete application materials will not be considered for the internship program. Applications must be received no later than February 28.

Sending in Applications
Application information should be sent to:
Sgt. Marshall Emerson
Scott County Sheriff’s Office
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379-1322

Phone: 952-496-8729
Fax: 952-496-8732