Internship Opportunities

It is the goal of our agency to provide college students seeking degrees in Criminal Justice or other related majors the opportunity to experience some duties of law enforcement officers and related professions within the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.  The Sheriff’s Office has four divisions which include the Law Enforcement, Corrections, Communications, and the Special Operations.

Internships will consist of a minimum of 90 hours volunteer assignment as a student intern.  During the course of the internship, the student will be exposed to various aspects within the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. They will experience daily operations in all divisions– including but not limited to:

  • Warrant Fugitive Bureau
  • Court Security
  • Criminal Investigations Bureau
  • Records Bureau
  • Monmouth County Correctional Institute
  • Monmouth County Correctional Institute Gang Unit
  • Civil Process
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Foreclosures
  • 911 Communications
  • DWI Checkpoints
  • Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers K9 Demonstration
  • Programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Police Academy Operations
  • Information technology unit
Eligibility/Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution (Those enrolled in Monmouth County Post Secondary Educational Institutions will be given first priority)
  • Academic Institution must enter into agreement with MCSO
  • Major in Criminal Justice or related field
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2
  • In junior or senior year of their respective degree program
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • An updated copy of your resume with cover letter describing the area of interest and anticipated start date of the internship
  • Submit a copy of valid driver’s license and social security card
  • No criminal history

Students interested in applying for the internship should download and complete the following applicant package.

Download Internship Application Here

Submit completed application, resume and recommendation letters via regular mail to:

Selma Morris
Internship Coordinator
2500 Kozloski Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728

Additional information:

Student internships are limited to 5 per semester and will be approved on a first come first serve basis.  Application periods including deadlines for submission are listed below. Dates in bold are deadlines for consideration for acceptance in respective semesters.

Fall Semester                   Applications accepted July 1 – August 1

Spring Semester              Applications accepted November 1 – December 1

Summer Semester          Applications accepted April 1 – May 1

 

Note: Students enrolled in post secondary academic institutions located within Monmouth County will be given priority consideration.