Internship Program

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Internship Program is designed for students pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, or any other closely related field. Interns will be provided the opportunity to shadow deputies within various divisions such as patrol, transport, courts, investigations and detention services.

Through the internship program interns will gain a diverse range of knowledge and experience within the dynamic field of law enforcement. If you are interested in our program complete the attached application.

Licensed Deputy Internship Detention Services Internship
Summer internship (March 15)
Winter internship ( October 15)

Applications accepted year round



  • Resume and cover letter describing your career goals and objectives, academic and personal accomplishments, work experiences and other skills and qualifications relevant to this internship.

  • Letter from your advisor/instructor stating the internship is required to receive college credit and or to graduate.

  • A description/syllabus describing the expectations and requirements of the internship.

  • Official College transcript
  • If you have any questions please call 651-438-4735.

    Internship Application

    Internship Summary

    Last Reviewed: 4/1/2016
    Last Updated: 4/11/2016

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    Dakota County Sheriff's Office

    1580 Highway 55
    Hastings, MN 55033

    Emergency/Non-Emergency: 911