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2023 CMPD Summer College Internship Program #2212-005020-04

Date Opened
Sunday, January 01, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:59 PM
  • $16.00/hour
Employment Type
  • Internship


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency, both in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens in order to prevent the next crime, and to enhance the quality of life within our community always treating people with fairness and respect.  The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with close to 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community.  The men and women of the CMPD are committed to providing the very best service possible and maintaining the high level of confidence this community has in us.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 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.




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 from June 5, 2023 through July 28, 2023. All applicants must submit a current resume, a letter of interest, and a certified copy of your college transcripts.  Please have transcripts submitted to

Major Duties and Responsibilities

•Work approximately 40 hours a week during the 8-week program but must have the ability to have a flexible schedule to work 2nd shift hours (approx. 12p-10p) a couple of days each week when working within Patrol Divisions
•Adhere to the requirement of wearing a uniform
•Work with CMPD’s: Investigative, Support Services, and Field Services Group units
•When applicable, intern will learn and participate in various work duties and responsibilities of sworn law enforcement personnel
•Prepare and submit oral presentations: on specific assignments, duties tasked with during internship, lessons learned, and if experience led to further pursuit of career in law enforcement
•Participation in daily physical fitness training conducted outdoors
•Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•Ability to work the entirety of required days and times throughout the internship
•Ability to train in outdoors environment
•Ability to meet the uniform requirement (pants, shirt, boots)

ADA and Other Requirements
Positions in this class typically require grasping, stooping, squatting, lifting, kneeling, crouching, reaching, writing, pushing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions

Physical Requirements: 
•Daily Physical Fitness Training outdoors 

Sensory Requirements:
•Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proof reading, data entry, tabulating data
•Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain 
•Comprehension of written information in work related documents
•Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech 

Working Conditions:
Daily work is performed both in an office environment, as well as in an outdoor environment. There is a great deal of exposure to police officers, victims, suspects, community members, etc. during the weekly Patrol Division ride-a-longs.

Preferred Qualification

•Rising College Junior or Senior
•Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5

Minimum Qualifications

Current enrollment in an accredited college or university leading towards a Bachelor's degree with major course work in a related field of study specific to the departmental and/or work assignment.

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.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and participate in an in-person oral interview. During the 8-week College Internship housing is not provided by CMPD.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

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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