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Summer internship programme

We are one of the first forces in the country to offer paid internships to university students, and our Summer Internship Programme is now in its third year.

The Summer Internship Programme is designed to assist students develop in six key areas:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Leadership
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Innovation and problem-solving
  • Working together
  • Personal effectiveness

It is open to those who have completed their first year and runs for ten weeks during the summer break, starting in June.

Applicants should ideally be working toward a university employability award, or similar qualification, and be capable of working within a team and speaking to people of all ages, position and rank.

Interns can expect placements with organisational and operational functions including the Force Control Room, Operational Planning Unit, Volunteering Unit, Public Protection Unit, Integrated Offender Management Team, Community Cohesion Team or Mental Health Team.

Welcoming interns gives us access to fresh ideas and perspectives on our business. It gives young people access to new skills and a better appreciation of the challenges facing policing today.

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