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2024 CMPD Summer Intern: 4 Yr UG Intern #2201-005020-05

CMPD Summer Intern

Date Opened
Wednesday, November 01, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, February 01, 2024 11:59 PM
  • $18.00 per hour
Employment Type
  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Seasonal
  • Internship


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is a nationally respected law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting and serving our community. With nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians, CMPD is committed to preventing crime, enhancing quality of life, and treating all people with fairness and respect. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to partner with citizens to create a safer, more vibrant community. CMPD officers are highly trained and diverse, reflecting the community they serve. We are committed to maintaining the high level of confidence that the community has in CMPD. We believe that by working together, we can build a safer and stronger community for all.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


2024 Summer Internship


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) offers an exciting and rewarding College Internship Program which introduces students to opportunities and disciplines within the law enforcement field.  Interns work alongside department’s personnel in a wide spectrum of assignments throughout CMPD; being exposed to effective problem-solving and partnership-building skills, as well as, gaining a better understanding of day-to-day operations of the police department.

The internship assignment will be an eight-week program working at least forty (40) hours per week on Monday - Friday. The eight-week program will start on June 3, 2024. The start date of the program is subject to change. 

All interest candidates must apply via this application portal and complete a full application with all required information. In-person Interviews will be conducted in December 2023 on winter break and in January 2024.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work approximately 40 hours per week for the 8-week program, with a flexible schedule to include 2nd shift hours (approximately 12pm-10pm) a few days per week when working in Patrol Divisions.
  • Adhere to the uniform requirement.
  • Work with CMPD's Investigative, Support Services, and Field Services Group units.
  • When applicable, learn and participate in various work duties and responsibilities of sworn law enforcement personnel.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations on specific assignments, duties, lessons learned, and whether the experience led to further pursuit of a career in law enforcement.
  • Participate in daily outdoor physical fitness training.
  • Perform other assigned duties.

Preferred Qualification

College junior or senior with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5.

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a bachelor's degree with major coursework in a field related to the department or work assignment. All applicants must complete an application via this portal and submit a certified transcript via email to Your application must contain your entire work experience if applicable.


$18.00 per hour

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

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