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Do internships help?

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by CNEDEER, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    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!
     
  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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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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  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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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)
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    Take the opportunity!
     
  6. Mar 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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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.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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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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