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Old 03-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Do internships help?

As the title states, I was just curious to see what your thoughts are regarding internships through a department or agency.

I'm near the end of my Bachelor's Degree (1 Semester left) and I have the option to attain an internship with a department. It goes towards my overall credit for my degree and I am certain that it would allow me to gain experience and put my "Class room" education out on the streets, if you will.

Having said that, obviously I believe there is a benefit to such as I may be able to gain contacts and show that I am really passionate about getting into the law enforcement field.

Just looking for comments on the topic. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Yes. In my degree, I was able to get a job after graduation due to my work experience in the field.

I don't know your field, but every little bit helps.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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if you are willing to take time away from school to become more informed in your education, it speaks loads.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Yes it should. Especially for the Feds. But we hire alot of former cadets and explorer's from our programs. (basically interns)
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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A buddy of mine did his internship with a larger agency's crime scene unit. He got hired on full time as a sworn officer as soon as he was done with college. He met lots of cops that way, and they put in a good word for him when he applied. So the answer is yes.
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Worked for my wife. She got hired on full time with the company she did the internship with as soon as she finished school. I can't imagine it hurting as others have said.
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