NCDPS Internships

Looking for an Internship to Help Jump-Start Your Career?

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NCDPS Has Several Opportunities!

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety offers a variety of internships to college-age students as it strives to cultivate and inspire the next generation of employees who safeguard and preserve the lives and property of North Carolinians. There are many opportunities to help you transition your scholastic studies into real-world applications. You'll find that no matter if you're majoring in social work, criminal justice, nursing, communications or emergency management, there is an opportunity to put the classroom knowledge you've acquired into practice.

Below are links to explore the opportunities to intern with the largest state department in North Carolina, while continuing to learn and work in your chosen career field. We think you'll be surprised at how many diverse opportunities there are to apply. Please take some time to explore the links, and we look forward to seeing your application soon!

Apply for the HBCU/MSI Internship Program!

Students will experience a semester-long program consisting of rotating two-week blocks. Weeks will be four days focusing on an area of interest with an enrichment program on Friday. Rotations will be on a hybrid virtual/in-person schedule and will be based in Raleigh, NC. All applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Internship Dates: 
Fall 2023 - August 28 - November 9
Spring 2024 - January 29 - April 11

Hours: Monday - Thursday (this internship is eligible for part time telework)
Compensation: $15 hourly
To Apply: In addition to completing the standard application, please attach the following:

  • Your unofficial transcript
  • A letter from your college advisor
  • A character reference letter

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