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Program description

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office offers unpaid internships during the spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Agency interns work an average of 10-20 hours a week for the duration of the semester.

Interns with a Criminal Justice major can spend time in each section of the agency, working with:

Students in the Communication and Marketing field can also apply for an internship with our agency to work with our Public Information Officer.

Photograph of three volunteer for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office working at event held at the Lincoln Park track

    High school students

    If you are a high school student interested in law enforcement, consider our Youth Explorer Program. Speak with your school-to-career coordinator about interning with us.

    Participation requirements

    In order to participate in our internship program, you must:

    • Be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
    • Be currently enrolled in college
    • Getting college credit for your internship
    • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Possess a valid state driver's license
    • Have engaged in no criminal activity in the last three to five years (including drug usage)

    Are you ready to apply?

    If you are interested in applying with us, complete the following requirements:

    • Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Background Check Form
    • Letter of Intent or Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Unofficial Transcripts

    Internships - Application Form (Revised 2021)

    Internships - Personal History (Revised 2021)

    Internships - Background Check (Revised 2022)

    Application deadline

    • Fall semester is July 31st
    • Spring semester is November 30th
    • Summer semester is April 30th

    Completed packet

    Return completed packets to Sergeant Craig Bowen by email or mail.