NOTE: The Maine State Police has determined the best course of action, based on Federal and State guidelines for the current concerns of COVID-19, is to temporarily suspend the 2020 Summer Internship Program. As circumstances change, we will determine if and when we can begin accepting internship applications for the summer and future semesters. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
The Maine State Police offers a unique internship opportunity to those interested in pursuing a career in Maine Law Enforcement. Selected applicants will take part in a "front line" internship with Troopers as they perform their day to day duties. Interns will experience many areas of the Maine State Police including, but not limited to, Rural Patrol, Major Crimes Unit, Training, Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC), Specialties and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. The Maine State Police internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn and serve through first-hand participation in law enforcement or related careers in criminal justice.
Applicants are required to have maintained a 2.5 GPA and to have completed 24 credit hours of course work at the time application for this program is submitted.
Applicants will be required to have a background investigation and records check completed.
Please complete all sections of the application thoroughly. Although providing the information requested is voluntary, failure to provide complete answers may affect the review and consideration of your application. Your completed application will be carefully reviewed and considered. Should a position be available, you will be contacted by the Internship Coordinator to schedule an interview.
Please note that all internships are unpaid and subject to availability. Final selection will be based on Bureau needs.
Please review the list of automatic disqualifiers. Your application will not be considered if any of these items apply to you.
Your application must include all of the following in order to be considered:
- Application for Internship
- Authorization for Release of Information
- Current Resume
- An Unofficial Transcript
- Letter of Referral from your School Adviser
- A copy of a photo ID
The deadlines for returning a completed application and all accompanying materials to the Maine of State Police are as follows:
- Spring Semester (January – April) Application deadline November 1st of previous year;
Application accepted between October 1 – November 1st
- Summer Semester (May – August) Application deadline March 1st;
Application accepted between February 1 – and March 1st
- Fall Semester (September – December) Application deadline July 1st
Application accepted between June 1 – July 1st
Maine State Police
Training and Recruitment Unit
15 Oak Grove Rd.
Vassalboro, Maine 04989
Awarding academic credit for an internship is at the discretion of your college or university. However, we will assist you in providing appropriate information as requested by your school. Arrangements for credit should be made before you begin the internship.
The Maine State Police Crime Laboratory also has internship opportunities. For more information on Crime Lab opportunities click here.
Maine State Police reserves all rights to cancel any internship position at any time.