Internship Opportunities

The Washington County Sheriff's Office provides internships for undergraduate college or university students who are enrolled in an educational institution that has a structured internship program.

The purpose of the internship program is to allow students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of law enforcement and public safety. Internships allow students the opportunity to further explore careers in these fields. Internships are available for only law enforcement / criminal justice students. Interns are not paid and the internship must be completed within six months.


  • Interns must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution which has a structured internship program.
  • The internship must be taken for credit or grade.
  • Washington County residency is given first priority. If no students from within the county request an internship, then students outside the county will be selected.
  • Future career plans are to work in law enforcement.
  • Pass a background investigation and criminal history check

Application Process

Students must submit a letter of interest that includes the following information:
  • Full name, address, and phone numbers
  • Current educational institution, address, internship adviser, and telephone number
  • Number of hours desired for the internship
  • Dates the student will be available
  • Future career goals
Letters should be mailed to:
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Attention: Internship Coordinator
15015 62nd St. N.
P.O. Box 3801
Stillwater, MN 55082

Upon receipt of the letter, the student will be contacted with further information.

More Information

For more information, contact the Washington County Sheriff Office - Administration Division at 651-430-7601.