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Internship Program

The Indiana State Police Internship Program is an excellent way for college students to gain valuable experience in law enforcement. Read the details below to learn how an ISP internship might benefit you.

Applications for the Spring 2022 Internship are now being accepted. Follow the link below to complete your application today.


Please be sure to attach a 500-word essay to your application answering the question: Why are you applying for the Indiana State Police Internship Program and what do you hope to gain from it?

Applications are due at 11:59 PM on October 10, 2021.

Internship Program Overview

  • Designed for college students pursuing a career in law enforcement
  • An observational and experiential program
  • On-the-job training includes administrative and field experience
  • Interns will engage in a ride-along program
  • Scheduling options include 8 weeks or 16 weeks
  • Total of 160 hours minimum
  • Internship is unpaid

Minimum Standards

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • No juvenile or adult criminal arrests or convictions
  • Minimum one year of college
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale at an accredited college or university
  • Must be for college credit
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Have operating telephone service (either residential or cellular)
  • Current e-mail account for electronic correspondence

In addition to these minimum standards each student must submit to a driver’s license check, a criminal history check, a sex offender registry check, and a local wants and warrants check as well as being fingerprinted on a criminal history card.

Internship Program Coordinator

Sergeant Katie Salzman

For further details review the ISP Internship Program Information Packet.